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