October, 2009
Written by Sung Rno
Directed by Jonathan Man

wAve was created and toured with Boom for Yellow Earth’s Autumn 2009 Tour.

Two very different plays by two exciting and talented East Asian writers: Boom by Jean Tay and wAve by Sung Rno. Directed by Yellow Earth’s new Co-Artistic Directors, Philippe Cherbonnier and Jonathan Man, these two plays bring together a fantastic cast that will move you to laughter and tears.

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.

wAve is a passionate and satirical play exploring the collision of cultures from an award-winning American playwright.

wAve was commissioned by Center Theater Group / Mark Taper Forum’s Asian Theater Project and premiered at Ma-Yi Theater Company.

The Boom and wAve Autumn 2009 Tour visited the following venues:

Greenwich Theatre, LondonTheatre Royal MargateLive Theatre, NewcastleGulbenkian Theatre, KentContact, ManchesterRiverside Studios, London




Cast Ashley Alymann, Jonathan Chan-Pensley, Louise Mai Newberry, Tina Chiang, Jay Oliver Yip
Writer Sung Rno
Director Jonathan Man
Designer Wai Yin Kwok
Lighting Designer Douglas Kuhrt
Photos by Manuel Harlan


“a generously inventive play”

New York Times