pictured: Sook Kim, photo by: Stefan Hagen
The Drama League Studio Lab 32 Ave of the Americas, between Lispenard and Walker Streets The event is free and so are the cookies, soju and sake! RSVP to: support@ConcreteTempleTheatre.com Hope you can join us!
Remembering Evangeline, inspired by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie,” tells the story of a man in New England and the woman he left behind in Korea. It is an odyssey filled with love, shoes, and wanderings, with the aftermath of the Korean war as a backdrop. Remembering Evangeline has three sections; each section is a presentation of the “same story” from a different perspective, the perspective of each of the play’s three characters: John, Eunkyung, and Mariko (their daughter). John was stationed in South Korea in the late 70s as part of the United States Forces Korea and was sent back to the US after the Gwangju Uprising, 1980. We meet John at the beginning of the play, 30 years after his time in Korea, as an English Literature professor teaching Longfellow, specifically “Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie.” Eunkyung is the woman in Korea that John fell in love with and had to leave behind. Mariko is the daughter Eunkyung conceived with John who was adopted by a Japanese couple. Our hope is that by juxtaposing the Acadie conflict with Korean conflict, the U.S. involvement and what it forced people to do, that we will raise the audiences (and our own) awareness of the many people around world displaced because of wars and political conflict.
pictured: Carlo Adinolfi, photo by: Stefan Hagen
Fri, Nov 11th at 7:30 PM
Sat, Nov 12th at 7:30 PM
Sun, Nov 13th at 2 PM
44 W Bridge Street, Catskill NY, 1-518-943-3818
Th, Dec 1st at 6 PM @ The Flint Institute of Arts
Fri, Dec 2nd at 2 PM @ Mott Middle College
Sun, Dec 4th at 6 PM @ Flint Local 432