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NToK to premiere heartwarming barrier-free play 'Our Town'By Hwang Dong-hee
Published : June 2, 2023 - 20:46
The National Theater of Korea is set to premiere its production of the heartwarming play “Our Town” at the Daloreum Theater from June 22-25.
The Korean adaption of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by American playwright Thornton Wilder explores the beauty and significance of everyday life, weaving a narrative around a family with a disabled member.
Im Do-wan, who directed the National Theater Company of Korea’s production of “Scarpin,” took the helm of the adaptation, direction and music of the production, which will be staged as a barrier-free performance with Korean subtitles, audio commentary and sign language interpretation.
Im changed the characters and the setting to portray the daily life -- with its joys and sorrows -- of people with disabilities and their family members.
Set in the 1980s in Pyeonghae-eup, Uljin-gun, North Gyeongsang Province, the play revolves around Hyun-young, a young woman with a hearing impairment. Actor Park Ji-young, the first deaf actor to be nominated for the 58th Baeksang Arts Awards for best actress in the play, “Into the Unknown,” will play Hyun-young.
Two deaf actors, including Park, and 14 non-disabled actors will participate, while five sign language interpreters and one audio commentator will accompany the actors on stage.
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