National Theater Company of KOREA

A Midsummer Night's Dream

04 Dec, 2019~ 29 Dec, 2019

  • Venue

    Myeongdong Theater 

  • Genre

    Theater

  • Show Time

    Weekdays 19:30 ㅣWeekends and 20, 25 Dec 15:00ㅣNo performance on Tuesday

  • Tickets

    R 50,000KRW | S 35,000KRW | A 20,000KRW

  • Duration

    120mins

  • Enquiry

    1644-2003

  • Language Korean

    English subtitles will be provided on every Thursday and Sunday.

     

    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.

 

 

 

 

“Those things do best please me that befall preposterously.”

 

 

Tonight, in this forest, your imagination turns into reality.

There is a hobgoblin dancing about, and you get to meet Queen and King of the Fairies.

You may fall in blindly love overnight, or perhaps turn into a hairy donkey.

 

But today, everything will be alright!

We invite you to this magical place, where a snowy winter day becomes a fragrant midsummer night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A midsummer night’s fantasy melting away wintry winds!

Year-end celebrations with Shakespeare’s sweet magic!

 

 

Shakespeare is the greatest storyteller of all time. Of his five greatest comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream unfolds on the stage of Myeongdong Theater this winter. The tangled love story of four young lovers is complemented by a horde of forest fairies, thereby creating a world of uncanny fantasy. Shakespeare’s enchanting language, peppered with modern touches, renders the production all the more fantastical.

 

Today, let us turn away from cold winter winds and lose ourselves in the intoxicating thrill of a midsummer night, inside the world of infinite dreams. 

 

 

 

 

Original Work William Shakespeare

The world’s best playwright born in England. His 39 plays, 154 sonnets, 4 narrative poetries, and several lyric poetries are passed on until today. Since research on Shakespeare officially started in the 18th century, an independent study called ‘The Study of Shakespeare’ initiated in England, used as the precedent of all fundamentals of criticism, made acting a role in a Shakespeare play to be deemed as a gateway for actors. Favorable comments and compliments, analysis and criticism, and reinterpretation into various genres have continued endlessly to the point of being meaningless to list it one by one.

 

 

Directed by Moon Samhwa

Artistic Director of Theatre Troupe Ddungddanji

Moon Samhwa made her directorial debut in 2003 with Praying Mantis, and founded Theatre Troupe Ddungddanji in 2009. She is both a translator who understands how to exploit the language of theatre and a director who explores the essence of each work in depth.

 

Major works

Praying Mantis, Raybang, Getting Out, All in the Timing, A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Modern Family, Seven Sister Houses, The Last Joke on Earth, Mammoth Thawing, Exemplary Teenagers, Lion in the Streets

 

Awards

Korea Theater Directors Association: Director of the Year Award (2017)

The 16th Kim Sangryeol Theater Award (2014)

Seoul Theater Festival: Best Play Award (2013) – Seven Sister Houses

The Korean Theater Review: 7 Best Productions (2013) – Seven Sister Houses

The 1st Edaily Culture Awards: Top Prize in Theater (2013) – Seven Sister Houses

Miryang Summer Performing Arts Festival: Best Production (2004) – Raybang

International Association of Theatre Critics-Korea: 3 Best Productions of the Year (2003) – Praying Mantis