The Way to Reach You
05 Oct, 2023~
29 Oct, 2023
Hongik University Artcenter (홍익대 대학로 아트센터 소극장)
Weekdays 7:30pm ㅣSat & Sun 3pmㅣNo performance on Monday
105 minutes. Subject to change.
Age Restriction Suitable for ages 7 and over
※ In the event of a confirmed case or a close contact of Covid-19, the production may be suspended or cancelled, and all tickets will be fully refunded without incurring cancellation fees. We will send out further instructions on how to proceed with the cancellation.
"I didn’t realize that it was the way to reach you."
Between 2023 and 2043, Earth has changed.
In 2023, a writer is given the opportunity to create a play about the climate crisis and meets Ian, a native on a sinking island.
The writer witnesses the stark reality of the climate crisis from around the world and promises to ensure the play is sustainable.
In 2043, the story of Earth as ‘you' is told through different perspectives and voices as they prepare for their final performance before doomsday.
A final message descends upon those who have turned a blind eye to the urgent signals coming from Earth. Hopefully, this play will resonate with all of you living in 2023
In The Way to Reach You, playwright and director Han Minkyu (winner of the 2023 Today's Playwright Award) presents a gripping exploration of climate change,
bringing the issue further into the depths of everyday life through the stories of different characters on stage.
The play exposes the current state of the climate crisis and asks some of the most pertinent questions of our time.
As the questions reach the audience, we realize that the climate crisis is indeed our reality today.
"Why do you say that when you can see what’s going on?”
[Changzak Gonggam: Directors]
As a contemporary dramatist, Han Minkyu has focused on “finding new meaning by placing characters and events of the times against the backdrop of contemporary society" and "expanding the boundaries of theatrical expression.” In The Way to Reach You, he aims to create a theatrical fantasy centered on two characters by expanding the present, the future, and even the world.
In 2043, some people are putting on a play in the face of impending doom.
Twenty years back in time, while working on a play about the climate crisis, a playwright interviews experts and victims of climate change and regrets that he has always seen the issue only as theatrical 'material'.
Then one day he goes on the Internet and meets Ian, a native on a sinking island pleading for help from random people.
No one else can see the helpless islander, and just as the playwright makes an unexpected promise in response to a desperate plea, the line is disconnected.
Faced with beings from the past and voices from the present, the playwright takes one step after another to fulfill his promise to Ian - until doomsday in 2043.
CEO of Theater Company Hyeolwoo (formerly Theater Company M. Factory)
[Written & Directed] Vanishing Vestiges, Dragon’s Child, Hidden, Baudelaire, Miracle Boy, The Last Warrior
[Written] Rain of Blood, Soaked in Moonlight, Dancer in Pursuit of Glory, Crimson Girl
Today’s Playwright Award (2023)
The 40th Korea Theater Festival Best Play (2022)
The 40th Korea Theater Festival Grand Prize in Seoul (2022)
The 12th Seoul Culture Today Young Artist Award (2021)