National Theater Company of KOREA

[청소년극] 소년이그랬다 Poster

The Boys Did It

21 May, 2021~ 13 Jun, 2021

  • Venue

    Baek Seonghui & Jang Minho Theater 

  • Genre


  • Show Time

    Weekdays 19:30ㅣSaturday, Sunday 15:00ㅣNo performance on Tuesday

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  • Language Korean


    Age Restriction Suitable for ages 12 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.

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“That day, we hung around aimlessly. We got bored and came up with a reason to run. That’s all.”


The Start of NTCK’s Theater for Young People: The Boys Did It

The Boys Did It, which marked the start of NTCK’s theater for young people and posed a new question, returns to the stage after ten years. Once again, the play searches for coordinates that connect teenagers with older generations. Only two actors appear on stage. Lee Moon-sik and the rest of the cast breathlessly go back and forth between naïve teenagers and seasoned detectives. What begins as a light-hearted prank takes them from the playground to the interrogation room and then to the court. The case crosses spatial boundaries and closely follows their psychological states. When they boys become overcome with anxiety as if treading on a fine line, intense beats and lights chasing them accelerate and deliver a knockout punch.


“We may no longer have a reason to run. Or, maybe we’ll come up with a reason to run faster.”


“It all began with a small stone.”

The layered steel structure is the boys’ hideout! Allergic to boredom, they tease younger kids, talk to stray cats and then burst into laughter for no apparent reason. They keep running until they meet a fatty by chance. The boys set out to play a petty prank on the fatty wearing a new pair of shoes. Then a single stone changes everything.





Based on The Stones by Tom Lycos and Stefo Nantsou  

 The Stones is based on a true story of two boys in Australia who threw rocks from a freeway overpass and killed a motorist. Since its premiere in 1996, the play has been performed over 2000 times worldwide at major festivals, theaters, and schools. It has received numerous international awards including ASSITEJ International Directors Choice Award for ‘excellence in the profession of theatre’, NSW Frater Award, Drama VIC Award, and Don Mackay Award.


Written by Han Hyun-joo

Born into an ordinary family, Han Hyun-joo grew up sharing similar concerns with her peers. Nowadays, she cherishes the joy of exploring various issues together with others through theater.


Directed by Nam In-woo

Nam In-woo currently serves as Artistic Director and Executive Director of Play BST, which specializes in theater for children and young people. Based on his profound knowledge of Korean traditional arts, he often combines contemporary theater with traditional performing arts. With the aim of transcending the limitations of social stratification, re-interpreting narratives, and expanding the concept of theater, he presents warm messages and delightful imagination on stage.