We are here to present a new kind of theatrical production inspired by Seoul.
There have been a number of shows with “Seoul” as the theme, but there has never been a play about Seoul like “Ten Thousand Cities” in terms of format and content.
It is truly an unprecedented play.
- It all started with a question about Seoul.
There are sides to Seoul that seem the same yet different, like the Namsan Tower, bus stops, Hangang River, alleys, 63 Building, parks, Gwanghwamun, playgrounds, nightscape, grocery stores...
Those living in Seoul each lead a different kind of life,
so what makes them feel united as Seoulites?
We prepped for this play for about a year and interviewed eighteen Seoul residents over the course of four months to hear their stories of living in Seoul.
They shared about their lives in Seoul...
the puppy they encountered on the street, taking the bus during the morning rush hour, getting lost in an alley, conversing with friends...
And we felt the need to create a play where the audience can truly participate,
as though they are the protagonists in the play.
To lower barriers to our play, we hired a sign language interpreter and even added subtitles.
At the sixth show during this run, the story will be presented in sign language and be narrated.
So, why don’t you come and watch this play
that will resonate with you?
You might reencounter the moments from your life
while watching the performers on stage.
We encounter, part with, and even just pass by people in various places, like at a bus stop, a convenience store, or a market, or in an alley... and we share conversations about various topics, which could be about our love of traveling, our salaries, our pets, our birthday celebrations, and so on.
These moments are often fleeting and too insignificant to remember, but it is these seemingly insignificant moments that make up this metropolis.
And it is thanks to these moments that we all feel alive.
In the city of Seoul where ten million people live, people inevitably lose themselves in their own little world, with trepidation of exploring other worlds. By taking interest in the insignificant moments we share, perhaps we will find each other in this metropolis.