by Mia Chung
directed by Rick Shiomi

March 24 – April 16

Tuesday - Wednesday @ 7pm
Thursday - Saturday @ 8pm
Sunday @ 2pm


Bi Jean Ngo Minhee
Justin Jain Smuggler, et. al

Other Actors TBA

Production Team

Mia Chung Playwright
Rick Shiomi Director
Kittson O'Neill Dramaturg
Melpomene Katakalos Set Designer
Shannon Zura Sound Designer
Amanda Hatch Properties Designer
Dany Guy Production Manager
Tom Helmer Stage Manager/InterAct
Erin Washburn Assistant Dramaturg

North Korean sisters Minhee and Junhee are torn apart at the border as they attempt to flee the “Best Nation in the World.” Each must race across time and space to be together again—navigating the perilous “Land of the Free” and the treacherous terrain of personal belief. Chung’s fantastical, humor-filled play is a kaleidoscope of imagery and beauty, casting light on the darkness of a secretive regime while simultaneously illuminating American values from a unique perspective.

A rich and startling North Korean escape epic
— The Guardian

 We are scheduling brief optional (20-30 minute) audience discussion sessions in the theatre after every performance during the run (in addition to our usual coffee conversations and Speaker Sunday events). These discussions will be facilitated by local theatre artists and are included as an opportunity for our InterAct audiences to talk about what they experienced during the performance and connect about the themes this play reflects. 

Think of the discussion as a short optional interactive second act.