National Theater Company of KOREA

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Scapin

14 Oct, 2020~ 15 Nov, 2020
Les Fourberies de Scapin

  • Venue

    Myeongdong Theater 

  • Genre

    Theater

  • Show Time

    Weekdays 19:30 ㅣWeekends 15:00ㅣNo performance on Tuesday
    ※ 10.25(Sun) 15:00, 19:30 / 10.26(Mon) No performance

  • Tickets

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

  • Duration

    110 minutes

  • 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.

The 7 Best Productions of 2019

Selected by The Korean Theatre Review

 

The 56th Dong-A Theater Awards

Best Stage Design

 

The NTCK’s 2019 production of Scapin (based on Molière’s Scapin the Schemer) was a roaring success that won the hearts of critics and audiences alike. The play returns to stage this year! The 17th century play full of farcical tricks and complications is transformed into a contemporary story at the hands of the director Lim Do-wan. The good-humoured mockery, characterized by modern sensibilities embellishing the original play’s classical structure, catches us off guard like a breath of fresh air. The tightly woven dialogues and lively movements add layers to the vivid characters. The various sound effects stimulate all five senses as well as our imagination. Following numerous requests for a re-run, Scapin sets out to bring down the house once again. The exquisite harmony created by the ensemble gives us a chance to laugh out loud in these difficult times.

 

Synopsis

“He comes to our rescue whenever we’re in trouble!”

When the curtain rises, playwright Molière appears on stage. He introduces himself, his work and the main characters. Then the story takes off, as everyone in the audience is invited to sing together. Two wealthy men, Argante and Géronte, plan an arranged marriage between their respective children, before setting out on a journey. During their absence, the two children in question each fall in love with someone from an ambiguous background. When they learn of their parents’ marriage plans for them, they turn to Scapin, servant to the household of Geronte, for help. Scapin thus devises a clever strategy to save the day for the young lovers, though not entirely without ulterior motives. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written by Molière

Molière is one of the greatest masters of French comedy and a celebrated playwright/actor. In 17th century France, where only tragedy was deemed artistic, Molière changed the entire course of theater history by presenting witty satires on stage. The social impact of his work marked the beginning of French comedy. To this day, he remains one of the most widely read writers in France. His timeless popularity means his plays continue to be performed by countless theater companies around the world. The Molière Awards are considered the highest theater honor internationally.

 

 

Adapted and directed by Lim Do-wan

Lim Do-wan currently serves as Head of Sadari Movement Lab, and teaches in the Department of Performing Arts at Seoul Institute of the Arts. He graduated from L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in France. As a director, he is widely known for his unique style that emphasizes the language of mime and movements. By presenting on stage movements that are more powerful than words, he has opened a new chapter in the history of Korean physical theater.