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National Theater Company of Korea to stage Chekov's tragicomedyBy Hwang Dong-hee
Published : April 24, 2023 - 19:23
The National Theater Company of Korea is set to stage Anton Chekhov’s posthumous work of Russian theater, “The Cherry Orchard,” at the National Theater of Korea’s Myeongdong Arts Theater from May 4 to 28.
Chekhov’s final full-length play will be directed by Kim Kwang-bo, the artistic director of the NTC who has been at the helm of the state theater since 2020.
Although Chekhov labeled this work as a comedy in his notes, the play is known for its realistic portrayal of the comedy and tragedy of life. Set in the rapidly changing society at the turn of the 20th century, the play contrasts the fates of the declining aristocracy and the rising middle class.
The story revolves around Ranevskaya, the landlord of a cherry orchard, who faces the imminent loss of her once-glorious property at an upcoming auction. Returning to the stage as Madame Ranevsky is actor Baik Ji-won, who is known for her role as Han Seon-young, CEO of the Hanbada Law Firm in ENA’s hit series “Extraordinary Attorney Woo.”
The production will be filmed as a video performance and will be showcased at NTCK’s online theater in the future, making it accessible to a wider audience.
“'The Cherry Orchard’ is a work in which the downfall and rise of human beings coexist. We focused on the character of Ranevsky in depth, aiming to depict the multidimensionality of the character, who has often been portrayed as indulging in luxury and pleasure,” said director Kim via NTCK.
Ticket reservations can be made through NTCK’s official website and Interpark, a ticketing website.
English subtitles will be provided on Thursdays and Sundays, except for May 4 and 21. Korean subtitles will be provided on Mondays and Fridays, except for May 5.
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