Performance information

Korean National Theater

"Te -The Life Cord-"
* Performed in Korean (with Japanese subtitles)    

Performance period
April 2009, 07 (Friday) -April 10, 2009 (Saturday)
Setagaya Public Theatre
Ticket pre-sale start date
General : From Sunday, September 2009, 05
Pre-registration for Tomonokai members: From Sunday, September 2009, 05
Advance reservation for Setagaya Arts Card members: From Saturday, March 2009, 05
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image/Oh Tae Suk

●Comments have arrived from the National Theater of Korea.
“I believe that 'Womb', which has a strong Korean flavor, such as historical materials, themes, music, and costumes, will be a unique opportunity to experience the originality of Korean theater.”

A comment has arrived from Artistic Director Mansai Nomura.
“The Womb, produced by Mr. Oh Tae-seok, a leading figure in the Korean theater world, is a wonderful fusion of traditional theater and contemporary theater, and strongly demonstrates what it means to be Korean. I would like to take this rare opportunity to have the Japanese audience see it.”

"The Life Cord" is a monumental work of Korean contemporary theater that beautifully modernizes traditional Korean theater techniques and depicts a magnificent historical story.
Based on Korean historical facts, this is a work that depicts on a large scale the unchanging repetition of human stupidity and the pity of human existence since ancient times.
Sejo, who assassinated the 6th king of Joseon, King Danjong, who ascended the throne at a young age, and ascended to the throne as he wished, gradually fell into madness and destruction between his desire for power and the guilt of having executed all of King Danjong's vassals. It is a magnificent historical story about heading towards.

Oh Tae-seok, who wrote and directed this work, is said to have changed the course of modern Korean theater.With lines based on the rhythm of Korean traditional music, Pansori, and physical expressions that express emotions unique to Korea, he modernized traditions and incorporated them into contemporary theater.

"The Life Cord" was selected as one of the top 3 works that audiences would like to repeat in Korea, and in 2006, it became the first national brand drama selected by the Korean government. Not only is it a work that represents Korea.
Experience the raw power of Korean theater at the theater.

[Writer/Director] Oh Tae-seok

[Appearance] National Theater of Korea National Theater Company

Performance lecture information

Performance schedule

July 2009

Day Month Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
* Performance time is scheduled to be about 80 minutes (no intermission).
*Same-day tickets are sold at the same-day ticket office next to the Setagaya Public Theater entrance on the 60rd floor of Carrot Tower from 3 minutes before the performance.

* The performers for the post-talk and pre-talk have been decided.
◎ = There will be a post-performance talk Cast: Oh Tae-seok / Mansai Nomura
▼=Pre-talk from 13:30 before the performance Starring: Oh Tae-seok/Yoshio Ozasa
*Preschool children are not allowed to enter.After the performance, you may not be able to get to your original seat.Please note.


Reserved seats/3rd floor non-reserved seats
Reserved seat general 4,000 yen / 3rd floor non-reserved seat 2,000 yen

High school students and younger Half price of each general fee (available only at the theater ticket center, please present something that can confirm your age (such as an insurance card).)

TSSS Half price of each general fee

Tomonokai member discount reserved seat 3,000 yen

Setagaya Arts Card member discount Reserved seat 3,500 yen

Ticket handling

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Theater support

Wheelchair space

Both the Setagaya Public Theater and Theater Tram have spaces for wheelchair users.Due to the limited number of seats available, reservations are required.

[Fee]: 10% discount on applicable area ticket fee [Up to 1 attendant is free]
【application】: 03-5432-1515 Theater Ticket Center

We accept applications until 19:XNUMX on the day before the desired date, but will close as soon as the capacity is reached.Please make your reservation as soon as possible.Also, if you are going to watch the performance in your seat, we will guide you smoothly to your seat, so please contact the theater in advance.

Childcare service

Childcare services are basically available for performances that sell advance admission tickets at the Setagaya Public Theater and Theater Tram.

[Fee]: 2,000 yen (per person)
【Subjects】: Over 6 months old and under 9 years old
【application】:03-5432-1526 Setagaya Public Theater

Reservations are accepted until noon three days before the desired date of use, but will be closed as soon as the capacity is reached.Please make your reservation as soon as possible.In addition, please consult about children with disabilities.

Consignment: Kids Room Tinker Bell Sancha

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