Wave

By Sung Rno

2009

Autumn UK Tour
Greenwich Theatre, London / Theatre Royal Margate / Live Theatre, Newcastle / Gulbenkian Theatre, Kent / Contact, Manchester / Riverside Studios, London

Yellow Earth Theatre

Director – Wave by Jonathan Man
Director – Boom by Philippe Cherbonnier
Set & Costume Designer – Wai Yin Kwok
Lighting Designer –  Douglas Kuhrt
Performers – Ashley Alymann, Jonathan Chan-Pensley, Louise Mai Newberry, Tina Chiang & Jay Oliver Yip
Photographer – Manuel Harlan

WAVE Loosely inspired by the Medea myth and with a chorus of comic characters, this dysfunctional love story veers from madcap farce to tragedy as an isolated Korean immigrant’s dream of a perfect life as an American housewife turns sour.

“The play is elegantly mounted and lit by Wai Yin Kwok and Douglas Kuhrt.” – Howard Loxton, The British Theatre Guide
“Wai Yin Kwoks stylised, symbolic set was successful in showing the relationship between new and old, reflecting the story line, and the simplistic lighting worked very well to evoke setting and mood.” – Gareth Ellis, The Public Reviews

“The stark set (by Wai Yin Kwok) again reinforces the blunt dichotomy between past and future, with a humble bamboo structure on one side and the imposing steel beams of advancement on the other.” – Christiana Bracewell, Whats On Stage