The Korean Musical- Laundry In Beijing is a performance that tells the laundry story of normal hard workers who came to Seoul to pursue of their own dreams.
Meet the businessman who is always nervous and cautious when facing his boss, the owner of a supermarket who is irritated and impatient when his customers say “I will pay later”, and the female driver of the shuttle bus always full of people.
These neighbors in a shared apartment expressed their own anecdotes through the course of the musical. The musical depicts the difficulty of living and surviving in a big city, with the realization that their dreams at the very beginning are very hard to accomplish in this kind of circumstance.
Through many kinds of music, characters with different personalities will reflect deeper meanings in life to audiences through simple laundry tasks they need to do. Just like how clothes will get dirty often – even if you are facing many frustrating issues that you cannot solve easily, you can clean the hopelessness off your heart like washing off the dirt from your clothes, and embrace a brand new day with hope and joy.
This Korean musical is very famous around the world as the saying, “When you go to Daehak-ro, you ought to do the ‘Laundry’” (Daehak-ro is a famous place in Seoul, Korea where the center of plays and dramas are held). For more information of the popularity of the play, see here.
“Laundry” is praised for its smooth and beautiful music styles, and the tight base and plot of the story. It is not only suitable for children because of its excellent acting and directing, but it also teaches children and young teens that you should not give up when facing troubles or failures. The performance will be in Korean but there will be Chinese subtitles.
Korean Musical- Laundry in Beijing, August 19- September 4
Children must be 1.2m of height to be admitted. RMB100-880. Showings at 7:30pm on August 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, September 2, 3, 4. Showings at 2pm on August 20, 27, and September 3. Tianqiao Art Center Theater, Building 9, South Street, Tianqiao, Xicheng District, Beijing. 北京市西城区天桥南大姐9号楼 (firstname.lastname@example.org or buy tickets here)