Merry Me


By Hansol Jung
Directed by Leigh Silverman

2023/24 Season

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2050 Artistic Fellow & NYTW Usual Suspect Hansol Jung‘s Merry Me is an intoxicating queer cocktail of restoration comedy and the Greeks, served with a heavy garnish of ridiculous. NYTW Usual Suspect and Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman directs.

On an island not far away from the vulnerable coasts of the enemy state, a mysterious blackout has left the Navy restless and itching for action. Lieutenant Shane Horne has occupied her time satisfying the libidinous needs of all the women on the base—including the jealous general’s wife. But her own merries will not… come. Meanwhile a famed Angel re-descends to amend her previous prophesy, sending the Navy’s psychiatrist on an epic quest to save humanity. Will the general discover the affair? Will the earth be saved? Will they ever be merry enough?

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Hansol Jung / Playwright

Hansol Jung is a playwright from South Korea. Productions include Wolf Play (Soho Rep & Ma-Yi), A New Translation of Romeo and Juliet (Two River Theater & NAATCO), Wild Goose Dreams (The Public Theater & La Jolla Playhouse), Cardboard Piano (Humana Festival at Actors Theater of Louisville), Among the Dead (Ma-Yi Theatre), and No More Sad Things (Sideshow & Boise Contemporary). Her work has been developed at Royal Court, New York Theatre Workshop, Hedgebrook, Berkeley Repertory, Sundance Theatre Lab, and the Lark. Hansol is the recipient of the Steinberg Award, Hodder Fellowship, Whiting Award, Helen Merrill Award, Page 73 Fellowship, Lark’s Rita Goldberg Fellowship, NYTW’s 2050 Fellowship, MacDowell Artist Residency, and International Playwrights Residency at Royal Court. Hansol has written for Apple+ Series Pachinko and Netflix Series Tales of the City and is developing multiple projects for the screen with Amazon Studios, Apple + TV, Ink Factory, Fifth Season Production Company and Kindred Spirit. She is a proud member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, NYTW’s Usual Suspects, and the New Class of Kilroys. MFA: Yale.

Leigh Silverman / Director

Leigh Silverman is an American Director who has directed over 60 newplays and musicals both on Broadway and off. She was nominated for the 2014 Tony Award, Best Direction of a Musical for the musical Violet and the 2008 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Director of a Play for the play From Up Here. Broadway: Grand Horizons (2ST; Williamstown Theater Festival); The Lifespan of a Fact (Studio 54); Violet (Roundabout; Tony nomination); Chinglish (Goodman Theatre; Longacre); Well (Public Theater; ACT; Longacre). Recent Off-Broadway: Suffs (Public Theater); Search For Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (The Shed); Soft Power (Public Theater; Ahmanson Theater/Curran Theater; Drama Desk nom); Tumacho (Clubbed Thumb); Hurricane Diane (New York Theatre Workshop; Two River Theater); Harry Clarke (Vineyard Theatre/Audible, Minetta Lane; Lortel nom); Wild Goose Dreams (Public Theater; La Jolla Playhouse); Sweet Charity (New Group); On The Exhale (Roundabout); The Outer Space (Public Theater). Encores: Bring Me to Light; Violet; The Wild Party; Really Rosie. 2011 Obie Award and 2019 Obie for Sustained Excellence.