Across the River

Music by Hyun Rim Kim
Full-length musical
5 women, 2 men

13-year-old Tranquil is sent to live with her grandmother in Cleveland for the summer in 1969.  She strikes up a midnight friendship with Eddie, a 15-year-old wheelchair-bound boy who lives across the polluted Cuyahoga River.  Over a nightly cigarette, the two kids share a journey through a burning river and to the moon with Neil Armstrong.

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY

  • 2013 Workshop, Seoul Musical Festival (Seoul, Korea)
    Jong Wan, director / Jung Hyun Lee, music director
    Featuring Jin Ha Ju, Ji Won Kang, You Kang, Sung Hwan Park, Sang Eun Song
  • 2009 Production, Daegu International Musical Festival (Daegu, Korea)
    Hangi Baek, director
  • 2008 Reading, New York University, First Look Award
    Kara-Lynn Vaeni, director / Naomi Lee, music director
    Featuring Jerry Dixon, Tina Fabrique, Trisha Jeffrey, Amy Linden, Nicole Weiss, Aurelia Williams, Tommar Wilson
  • 2007 Reading, New York University, Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program
    Lori Steinberg, director / John DiPinto, music director
    Featuring Emily Agy, Cheryl Alexander, Montego Glover, Amy Linden, Fred Rose, Shayna Steele, Willis White