National Theater Company of KOREA

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Bones’ Journey

31 May, 2019~ 16 Jun, 2019

  • Venue

    Baek Seonghui & Jang Minho Theater 

  • Genre


  • Show Time

    Weekdays 20:00 ㅣWeekends, Holidays 15:30ㅣNo performance on Tuesday

  • Tickets


  • Duration

    100 mins

  • Enquiry



    Language Korean


    Age Restriction Suitable for ages 8 and over

* Please ensure you arrive 30mins before the program time. The box office can be busy and you may need to queue.

* We will endeavor to admit latecomers at the first suitable opportunity, which may be the interval. For some Events late admission cannot be guaranteed.

* Re-entry is mostly NOT allowed. In an exceptional case of re-entering, you may be seated in alternate seat locations to avoid disruption of the performance.

* The discount on tickets will only be available when presented with the necessary papers or documents. Tickets have to be paid in full when they are not presented.


“I’ll find all their bones.

I’ll bring everything back!”





One man’s struggle to move the graves of his parents!

In the twilight of his life, 70-something Baek Jun-gil undertakes a new project to fulfil his lifelong ambition—he wishes to move the graves of his parents. Separated from his parents at a young age, he couldn’t even stay by their sides when they passed away. Determined to ‘at least bring back their bones’, he embarks upon a reckless journey. However, it gets off to a rocky start, and he runs into a series of difficulties. Everyone around him, including his son and nephew, interferes with his plan instead of offering help. To his utter dismay, the remains of his parents get all mixed up in his bag. Will he be able to bring those precious bones safely back to Korea? His journey cuts across the history of immigration and the anguish of separation among families. 






NTCK’s new original play 

Following the successes of 1945, Face Stealer, and Solitary Bath, the National Theater Company of Korea presents a new original play titled Bones’ Journey. Based on Baek Ha ryong’s personal experience, the play comes alive with lively dialogues and diverse regional and national dialects that add to the overall rhythm. The story full of vitality is complemented by a versatile set that brings together ever-changing spaces. 







Baek Ha ryong
Baek Ha ryong’s first play Limping was selected for the 2002 New Play Festival hosted by the National Theater Company of Korea. Since then, he has explored various modes of expression unique to plays through several plays that focus on theatricality. He believes that the crevices in society brought about by theatre will lead to greater changes in the future, and thus continues to delve into key issues in society, especially those caused by capitalism. 


Major Works
Lost in Namsan Mountain
A Critical Biography of Jeon Myeong-chul
Hanjungrok: Memoirs of Lady Hyegyeong


World Premier Playwriting Contest, Geochang International Festival of Theater (2007) 
Daesan Creative Writing Funds (2006)  
Best Play, Seoul Theater Festival (2004)
Yejang Literary Award (2001)



Choi Zina (Nolddang Theatre Company)
Choi Zina is a playwright and director who has shared her critical mind towards society through a number of plays. Written and directed by Choi, Chasuk’s House, garnered critical acclaim for its originality and warmth, and won Dong-A Theater Award (Best Play) and the 18th Daesan Literary Awards (Best Play). 


Major Works
Oedipus: The One Who Wants to Know 
Hongjun Is Pharaoh   
Chasuk’s House 
Bless Her   
Noble and Pure Love 
Not a Love Story 


Best Director, Babel F.A.S.T (2017)
Best Play, Daesan Literary Awards (2010)  
Top 3 Plays of the Year, International Association of Theatre Critics-Korea (2006)