The premiere of “Awkward People”
Actress Han Chae Young debuted onstage in her first theater performance today (Dec. 7; the play runs through next March) in acclaimed director Jang Jin’s “Awkward People,” (read more about the play here). The play is reported to show a delightful, warm sense of humor and quirky dialogue between the two characters — a bungling thief and a bungling middle school teacher.
After the first afternoon performance for the press, the actors and director answered questions at a press conference. Check out more pics from the performance below.
SONG OF THE DAY
Woong San / 웅산 – “I Sing the Blues.” Jazzy Korean blues. Or is it bluesy Korean jazz?
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Han Chae Young expressed her initial concerns about the play, which worried her at first but eventually faded: “When we started, it was extremely difficult. I thought I wasn’t right for it and that I wouldn’t do it again. It’s arduous to perform for an hour and forty minutes straight, but as the performance date approached, it became fun.” She said of the experience, “I’ve heard that one learns what acting really is when doing theater, and during the two months of rehearsals, I’ve learned so much.”
And she explained about working with her co-lead actress: “At first it was burdensome, because I’d heard that senior actor Jang Young Nam is an impressive figure in the theater world. But as we rehearsed, she taught me well and helped me out a lot. Now, I think our double-casting was a stroke of good luck.” (The male role is double-cast between Ryu Seung Ryong and Kang Sung Jin.)
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