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2015.8.19 THEATER Ticket

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Directed by Arthur Nauzyciel from France, the black humor play “Splendid’s” will be staged at the Myeongdong Theater this weekend. Provided by the organizer


SPLENDID’S

Myeongdong Theater

Friday and Saturday: “Splendid’s” is a play written by Theatre of the Absurd playwright Jean Genet. The play is about seven gangsters who take over the luxury hotel Splendid and accidentally kill their hostage in the process. Directed by French director Arthur Nauzyciel, the play delivers Genet’s message about existential woe through its cinematic staging and black humor.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets range from 20,000 won to 50,000 won.

Euljiro 3-ga station, line No. 2, exit 6.



ARIRANG

LG Arts Center

Until Sept. 5: The Korean musical “Arirang” is based on Cho Jung-rae’s epic historical novel. The musical tells the story of people suffering and struggling during Japanese colonial rule. Seo Bum-suk and Ahn Jae-wook are double-cast in the main role of Song Su-ik.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays to Fridays; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 130,000 won.

Yeoksam Station, line No. 2, exit 7.



ELISABETH

Blue Square

Until Sept. 6: “Elisabeth” is a musical fusion of fantasy and fiction based on the life of Elisabeth von Wittelsbach, the empress of Austria and queen of Hungary, from her marriage in 1854 until her murder in 1898. The show features Ock Joo-hyun, a former member of the girl group Fin.K.L.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays; and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekends and public holidays.

Tickets range from 60,000 to 140,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.



THE LAST EMPRESS

Seoul Arts Center

Until Sept. 10: Korea’s first original musical, “The Last Empress,” which debuted in 1995, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The musical is about Empress Myeongseong of Korea, based on a historical novel written by Yi Mun-yol. It has smashed Korean musical records, having played at the New York State Theater and Lincoln Center in 1997 and 1998, and also in London’s West End in 2002.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays. There are no shows on Mondays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 130,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.



ROMEO AND JULIET

Blue Square Samsung Electronics Hall

Sept. 12 to Oct. 11: The original French tour of “Romeo and Juliet” is returning to Korea after six years. As one of the most popular French musicals, “Romeo and Juliet” won the Platinum Europe Award by selling more than 100 million DVDs and CDs of its premiere in Paris in 2001 and 2002. It was highly praised by Korean audiences when it visited Korea in 2007, and composer Gerard Presgurvic and choreographer Redha return to Korea with a story of hopeless love. The impressive music, romantic lyrics, dazzling choreography and unique characters all enhance the tragic love story.

The musical starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets range from 60,000 won to 160,000 won.

Hangangjin Station, line No. 6, exit 2.



LA BAYADERE

Seoul Ats Center Opera Theater

Oct. 27 to Nov. 1: The Universal Ballet Company will showcase “La Bayadere,” a spectacle ballet which has been highly praised in the U.S. With the Indian Empire as its backdrop, “La Bayadere” is full of Oriental mystique. This large-scale blockbuster ballet features about 150 dancers led by three main characters: temple dancer Nikiya, young warrior Solor and princess Gamzatti, who are in a love triangle. Like the Korean premiere of the piece in 1999, “La Bayadere” will once again show off the power of classical ballet.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. on weekdays; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets range from 10,000 won to 120,000 won.

Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.




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