The MCC Theater presentation of Wolf Play has been extended through March 19. The Soho Rep production, in collaboration with Ma-Yi Theater Company began performances at MCC January 27 and will officially open February 13. The run was initially scheduled to conclude March 5.
Written by Hansol Jung, the play tells the story of a South Korean child adopted by an American man who then "re-homes" the boy, but fights to get the child back when it's discovered the new family is a lesbian couple.
The company of Wolf Play includes Christopher Bannow (Oklahoma!) as Peter, Esco Jouléy (Interstate) as Ash, Brian Quijada (Oedipus El Rey) as Ryan, Nicole Villamil (Network) as Robin, and Mitchell Winter (Frontieres Sans Frontieres) as Wolf.
In addition to the extension, MCC has announced special programming in conjunction with the play. A talkback with the cast will follow the February 8 performance, and two themed audience conversations will be held: "Putting the Play in Wolf Play: A reflection on the theatricality and world building of this story," will follow the February 16 performance; and "The Impact of Gender: A discussion on effect of gender in the world of Wolf Play," will follow the March 4 matinee. February 22 will be an open caption performance.
Wolf Play features a scenic design by You-Shin Chen (The Revival: It Is Our Duty), costume design by Enver Chakartash (Which Way to the Stage), lighting design by Barbara Samuels (In the Green), sound design by Kate Marvin (Heartland), puppet design by Amanda Villalobos (Space Dogs), and properties by Patricia Marjorie (Montag). Lake Simons (War Horse) is the puppet coach, Hannah “Rock” Roccisano (Montag) is the fight director, and Kasson Marroquin (The Light) is the production stage manager. Original casting is by Stephanie Yankwitt, CSA & TBD Casting Co.
Check out production photos below.