It's finally Friday and many of you may have already planned your weekend outings. But for those of you who are still in need of a few ideas, our Michelle Kim is here with suggestions for some fun arts and culture events.
[Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young
So what do you have for us[Reporter : ] Today I have two things from the theater. There is a musical adaptation of a classic novel and a festival that brings works from the global stage to Seoul. Take a look.
Charles Dickens' novel "A Tale of Two Cities" was first made into a musical on Broadway in 2007.
Now, it comes to Seoul to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Dickens' birth. The show continues at Chungmu Art Hall through October 7th.
Like the novel on what it is based, the musical tells the story of a young man who is skeptical of high society Paris and moves to London. He seems to have found a good life, with a person he loves and a stable lifestyle, but the false accusation that he is a spy and the revolution in France lead him back to his home country.
The musical is presented on a grand scale, with a spectacular set and a stellar cast that includes a mix of veteran actors like Ryu Jung-han and Lee Jung-hwa and a host of rising stars like Kai and Lim Hae-young.
The National Theater's largest international performing arts festival brings 15 plays from 5 countries to its World Festival of National Theaters through October 28th.
The program includes "Black Watch" from England, "Raise the Red Lantern" from China and "Antigone" from Turkey, as well as several works from Korean theater companies.