UPDATE: There are only three shows remaining. Don’t miss your chance to see this amazingly funny and enchanting production. Reserve your tickets asap!
The stage production of William Shakespeare’s enchanting and wicked comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be opening this Saturday night at the Kim Dong Soo Playhouse near 혜화역 (Hyewha Station). The show will be directed by Ray Salcedo and presented by the Seoul Shakespeare Company (서울 셰익스피어 컴퍼니의 ‘한여름 밤의 꿈’). It will be their fourth main stage production.
This production dives into the tangled vines of an enchanted forest overtaking the concrete jungle of a city past. Three seemingly separate story lines between lovers, a group of amateur actors and fairy royalty somehow intertwine to create a magical and humorous love story. Complete with blurred gender lines, sexual tension and a few surprises along the way, this take on Shakespeare’s classic play will definitely amuse and intrigue you.
This will be my very first time performing in a Shakespeare production and it was definitely not without it’s challenges. While I jumped into this project as an excited dancer, I hadn’t really given much thought to the fact that I would have a speaking role and have to have a better grasp of the Shakespearian lingo. Luckily, we have a fantastic director who really helped me develop my character and an amazing choreographer to give my character life through beautiful choreography. In addition, the production is bursting at the seams with an amazingly talented cast and crew. It has been a truly wonderful experience working with them, not to mention a whole lot of fun! I’m so glad I got a chance to be a part of this.
There will be a total of six shows performed in English with Korean subtitles. The dates and times are as follows:
Saturday May 17: 7:30 PM
Sunday May 18: *1:00 PM
Sunday May 18: 6:00 PM
Saturday May 24: 7:30 PM
Sunday May 25: *1:00 PM
Sunday May 25: 6:00 PM
Additionally, there will be a Q and A with the cast and crew after the 1:00 PM shows on Sunday May 18 and 25. You can reserve your tickets by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number, and number of tickets, along with the date and time of the show you wish to attend. Tickets are already going quickly, so don’t miss out on your chance to see this fabulous show. You can join our Facebook page for more information and don’t forget to check out our review in The Korea Herald. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me. Hope to see you all there!!!
Photography by: Robert Evans