Director: Kang Min-Ho
Playwright: Kang Min-Ho
Institution: Department of Theatre, Chung-Ang University, Korea
Venue: Theatre Centre, Changping Campus, the Central Academy of Drama, China
Time: 14:00-15:30, May 19, 2019
Event: ATEC 11th International Forum
At the site of bleak Palace SUSEONG, a shabby scholar reels along the street. A bottle of cheap alcoholic beverage is the only thing he can count on, but no matter how drunk he is, this heartless world never changes. YUYEONG feels so helplessly shabby of himself. Then, four women show up to him. The stories of the women of Palace SUSEONG are revealed. YUYEONG will drink another cup of alcoholic beverage, but he will now remember that even though your life is meaningless, love gives you the reason to live. Although the end of life might be pitiful, it makes you live. YUYEONG and these four women are not unrelated to the audience. Hope you recall those who used to wander about the Palace SUSEONG, when the moon in the night sky shines so lonely.
A poor scholar, YU YEONG, failed the state examination again. He’s sauntering about the Palace SUSEONG, drunken and grumbling. The frustrated man YU YEONG is about to commit suicide, moaning about his life that doesn’t follow his will. Then, suddenly three women show up in front of him. They are as beautiful as moonlight, but their sadness and sorrow are shown in their faces. These three women, HYE YEONG, CHAE YEONG and UN YEONG give him a notebook and a brush, and ask him to write down their story. The sad love story of the three women with tragic fate and their lovers who tried to overcome it but couldn’t now begins.
Running Time: 1.5 hours