Play

A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere 

WOLF PLAY 
by Hansol Jung 
directed by Summer L. Williams
dramaturgy by Ilana M Brownstein
in partnership with the Boston Public Library

January 31 – February 29, 2020
Rabb Hall @ Boston Public Library – Copley Branch 

“Jung is in a class of her own… The play simultaneously celebrates our extraordinary capacity for love, exposes our nastiest inclinations toward selfishness, and admonishes the injustices of our social systems.”
— Broadway World

Iiiiiiiin this corner, we have southpaw boxer Ash, who’s on the verge of her pro debut when her wife Robin adopts a Korean boy off the internet without technically checking in with Ash first. Aaaaaaaaand in this corner, we have the boy’s first pair of adoptive parents, who were all set to unadopt him until they realized he’d be growing up… without a dad. Now, the boy is caught in the middle, and just wants to find his wolfpack. Hansol Jung’s WOLF PLAY is a deeply theatrical hunt for familial connection in the wilds of 21st century America.

Company One Theatre’s production of WOLF PLAY is part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Previous productions of WOLF PLAY include NNPN Associate Member theatre Artists Rep (Portland, OR), in April 2019, and The Gift Theatre (Chicago) in July 2019. It is planned for future production at Mixed Blood, an NNPN Core Member theatre in Minneapolis.

Company One Theatre is producing WOLF PLAY to AMPLIFY…

  • that every child deserves love and a fighting chance to heal from personal and cultural trauma
  • the many ways people become family, and the extreme lengths they may go to protect the pack
  • the tools needed to navigate the thin dividing line between vulnerability and violence
  • local efforts to support the lived experiences of transracial and transnational adoptees
  • accessible theatre that opens conversations for all, thanks to Pay What You Want ticketing and the support of the Boston Public Library