National Taichung Theater




Musical Fanletter

Genre
Music、Drama
Language/Surtitle
Performed in Korean with Chinese subtitles.  
Duration
140 minutes including intermission. 
Venue
Grand Theater 
Date and Time
8/17 Fri. 19:30│ 8/18 Sat. 14:30, 19:30│ 8/19 Sun. 14:30  
Ticket Price
800/1200/1800/2400/3000/3600/4000 
Introduction

Subtitle only partially visible for rows 1 to 5 on 2F.
140 minutes including intermission.
Performed in Korean with Chinese subtitles. Subtitles will be shown above and on both sides of the stage.
Suggested for ages 12+
Please note that latecomers may not be admitted into the auditorium until a suitable break in the performance. Please kindly follow the instructions of the NTT staff.

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Introduction

My muse, My Hikaru – “Goodbye, my sunshine, my nightmare.”

 

The musical Fanletter is set in the capital of Korea in the 1930s, during the Japanese occupation. The arts were flourishing at that time, especially literature, as writers expressed sadness about the loss of their country and curiosity about the occupying foreign power. Against this backdrop, a young man writes a fan letter to a brilliant novelist under the pen name “Hikaru”. The novelist is captivated by the language and expression of emotion and mistakenly believes the author to be female, leading to infatuation. Although “Hikaru” wants to clear up the confusion in person, he finds himself unable to do so. The charade continues as the two develop a correspondence and even begin to collaborate on a novel. As the novelist’s health begins to fail, the regrettable truth must come out.

 

The inspiration for this musical are two renowned Korean novelists and a historically important literary group. Through the “love letters” written by the two main characters, the audience gains insight into their emotions and witnesses the surreal development of split personalities.  In 2016, Fanletter won Glocal Musical Live Season 1, a competition organized by the Arts Council Korea. Famed Hong Kong film director WONG Kar-Wai has invested in and been involved in this project, while the production company LIVE corp. has assembled Korea’s top creative team and a strong cast for this masterful musical which brings audiences on a captivating journey through time.

Featured Artists

Kim Jong Goo

Kim Jong Goo

Lee Kyoo Hyung

Lee Kyoo Hyung

Moon Tae Yu

Moon Tae Yu

So Jung Hwa

So Jung Hwa

Kim Hieora

Kim Hieora

Park Jung Pyo

Park Jung Pyo

Lee Seung Hyun

Lee Seung Hyun

Son You Dong

Son You Dong

Yang Seung Lee

Yang Seung Lee

Kwon Dong Ho

Kwon Dong Ho

Creative and Production Team

Cast /

Kim Jong Goo / Kim Hae Jin

Lee Kyoo Hyung / Kim Hae Jin

Moon Tae Yu / Jung Saehoon

So Jung Hwa / Hikaru

Kim Hieora / Hikaru

Park Jung Pyo / Lee Yoon

Lee Seung Hyun / Kim Sunam

Son You Dong / Kim Sunam

Yang Seung Lee / Lee Taejun

Kwon Dong Ho / Kim Hwantae

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