|Jamie Kistler (from left) will appear as Humperdink, Kita Mendolia as Buttercup and Eddie Pailet as Westley in Daegu Theatre Troupe’s adaptation of “The Princess Bride.” (DTT)|
The Daegu Theatre Troupe, a theatrical group of English-speaking expats, is soon to stage William Goldman’s “The Princess Bride.”
“The Princess Bride” is a satirical, fantasy love story centering around two adolescents, Buttercup and Westley. Throughout the play, they face a multitude of obstacles that keep them apart.
Jarod Clegg, the director of the Daegu Theatre Troupe production, also wrote the script for their adaptation. He describes their version as a “fun, good natured play” in which they fully “include the audience to create a fun and contemporary feel.”
Clegg has aimed for a Monty Python-style show by using an array of techniques to create surreal humor. The cast will include Lorna Ann Camacho Souchet and Alex Hernandez, who have performed in the troupe’s previous shows, and feature Kita Mendolia as Buttercup and Eddie Pailet as Westley.
Artistic director Michael Randall said that the group chose the play based on a love of the film version of the story.
“The movie holds a special place in all our hearts and we wanted to take that passion and put it into our performance,” he said.
The play will be Daegu Theatre Troupe’s first to be accompanied by Korean subtitles. Randall hopes this will create “a show that is family friendly and one that we could proudly share with the Korean community.”
“The Princess Bride” will take place on Aug. 24 and Aug. 25 at the Yejeon Art Center in Daegu, with performances at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on each day.
Tickets will go on sale on Aug. 10, costing 10,000 won for adults and 5,000 won for children. For reservations and more information visit www.daegutheatre.org/reservations.
By Lorna Wightman, Intern reporter
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