Korean Night coming to Shakespeare OC

August 22, 2014
Duck-soon Walcutt shows a poster of Shakespeare OC's upcoming "The Tavern."

Duck-soon Walcutt shows a poster of Shakespeare OC’s upcoming “The Tavern.”

Korean Night is coming to Shakespeare Orange County Saturday.

The theater, located at 12762 Main St., will hold a Korean introduction of the play “The Tavern” by actress Kim Sun-hee.

Kim will discuss the play’s main themes to the audience, the goal being to make it easier for Koreans to approach an English-language piece.

“There are a lot of Koreans in the U.S. who can’t enjoy theater because of language barriers,” said Duck-soon Walcutt, promoter of the event. “I hope this is an opportunity for them to see an English play more comfortably.”

Walcutt said even some Americans don’t fully understand messages told in plays; they enjoy feeling a connection with the actors on stage.

“Starting with Korean Night, we’re planning a play starring Korean actors for next year,” Duck-soon Walcutt said.

“The Tavern” is a Shakespearean comedy and will be performed by about 10 actors, among them John Walcutt, an actor who has appeared on ABC’s “Lost” and the film “Titanic.”

John Walcutt, Shakespeare OC’s artistic director, started the theater’s season in July with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Korean Night will begiin at 7 p.m. and cost $20 per ticket.

Visit www.shakespeareoc.org for more information or call 213-379-0533.