National Theater Company of KOREA

Young-ji

22 May, 2020~ 14 Jun, 2020

  • Venue

    Baek Seonghui & Jang Minho Theater 

  • Genre

    Theater

  • Tickets

    30,000KRW

  • Duration

    60 mins

  • Enquiry

    1644-2003

  • *All performances are suitable for individuals or groups aged 12 and over (5th graders and above).

     

    Young-ji is a play produced by the TYA Research Centre at the National Theater Company of Korea targeting early teen audiences (aged 12 to 13).

    This is a play that an accompanying parent or guardian can also enjoy with their teen(s).

* 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.

Young-ji tells us to value ourselves the most.”

“This play understands and strikes a chord with us.”

 

-Review from 2019 Play

 

 

 

Young-ji is back.

A year after its successful premier, Young-ji is coming back to the stage, once again to delight us with its extraordinary imagination that sparks brilliantly. The title character Young-ji sings her favorite tunes and dances to her heart’s content. Immersing ourselves in her story, we’ll soon be friends with Young-ji, who is known as ‘the quirky one’. With a brand-new cast, the 2020 production of Young-ji teems with excitement and vitality. It’s time to lose ourselves in the world of Young-ji once again. If you’re ready for excitement, you’re warmly invited to Young-ji’s hideout—fascinating because it’s mysterious, and curious because it’s different.

 

It’s alright to be weird if you want.

Welcome back to the world of Young-ji!

 

 

 

 

Synopsis

 

The children of Byeongmokan must beware of the witch that could make them strange. One day, Young-ji’s hideout is visited by two girls—Sohee, an exemplary student who has decided to skive after-school class, and Hyojung, who wants to stop singing embarrassing songs.

 

“From the way grown-ups went on and on about her, I thought Young-ji would turn out to be a weirdo.”

“Well, isn’t she?”

“Yes, she’s super weird.”

 

They have fun sharing nonsensical stories, singing together and standing on their hands. But then people start looking for the missing children…

 

 

 

Written by Heo Seon-hye

Playwright Heo Seon-hye made her breakthrough with Hamster Murder Case, which was staged by Korea National University of Arts at Cheongchun Nanum Theater Festival and then by the National Theater Company of Korea. She mainly writes plays for young audiences, and has participated in creating alternative performances based on both literature and theater as forms of media—such as Omunobang Project and Poetic Language: Swim. Heo is currently a member of the creative collective Creative Salon Nabicori, where she continues to focus on achieving ‘communion’ through her theatrical works.

 

Directed by Kim Mi Ran

Since graduating from School of Drama (Department of Directing) at Korean National University of Arts, Kim Mi Ran has been a member of Sogu, a creative collective comprised of directors, designers and actors. Kim aims to produce works where light, sound, art, texts and actors are organically integrated. She made her directorial debut in 2013 with Simple Theater: Gregory Sleeps. In 2016, she directed The Seagull B, a re-interpretation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, which was selected for Young Directors Program at the 37th Seoul Theater Festival. In the following year, she earned much critical praise for her delicate portrayal of the inner worlds of teenagers in I Like You.