Song Seung-hwan returns to play after 9 years.
Actor Song Seung-hwan (63), returned to the theater stage after nine years. In 2011, he left the stage after performing at the Myeongdong Arts Theater, in a role based on the play ‘Seagull’ by Anton Chekhov and now meets the audience again with ‘THE DRESSER’.
Song Seung-Hwan said at a production presentation held at Jeongdong Theater in Jung-gu, Seoul on the 8th, that he had been working on performance production with a number of actors, since 20 years. And though he hadn’t been acting, he had played a greater role as a producer.
He explained that he was able to look back on his life as an actor and as a representative of the theater company by reading the script.
Focusing on the events that take place in the dressing room ahead of the ‘King Lear’ performance, centered on the Shakespeare theater company, in the midst of World War II, the main story is between an old actor who has been playing Shakespeare for a long time and his costume manager.
The production presentation was attended by Kim Hee-cheol, CEO of Jeongdong Theater, director Jang Yoo-jeong, actors Seung-hwan Song, Jae-wook Ahn, Man-seok Oh, Jae-eun Jeong, Hye-sun Bae, Young- Jae Song, Ju-won Lee and Young-woo Lim.
Jeongdong Theater produces a theater series each year, paying attention to one actor. The play ‘The Dresser’ was Jeongdong Theater’s first project this year, and Song Seung-hwan himself selected the work. The original work of ‘The Dresser’ is by playwright Ronald Howard, considered one of the best plays in the late 20th century.
This work of Song Seung-hwan starts on the 18th of next month and runs until January 3rd of next year.
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