Friday, September 12, 2014


Rob and I celebrated a late anniversary (almost 2 months late!) with a recent trip to the theater.  I had a monitoring ticket thanks to the great folks at the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO).  

We went to see Miso at the Jeongdong Theater, which is just down the street from Deoksugung Palace in downtown Seoul.

From the website:
“MISO : Baebijang-jeon (裵裨將傳): A Satirical Novel Representative of the Joseon Dynasty – The fateful encounter of Secretary Bae, an official that we can’t help but love, and Ae-rang, a beautiful woman who is proud and clever."  Nevermind that they are both married to someone else! 

The show is a comedy performed with traditional Korean music, instruments, costumes, and dances.  It was a very enjoyable performance, complete with subtitles and text in English for the brief singing portions.  Most of the performance is without speech.

The costumes were beautiful. Even the theater's ushers and ticket agents dressed in traditional attire.

The theater was intimate, with a "pit" area for the orchestra.

Though my pictures are a bit dark, you can see that there are a variety of Korean instruments present - janggu, gayageum, a gong, and the piri, to name a few.

Afterwards, the cast assembled in the lobby for a meet and greet picture opportunity, and much of the audience took advantage of the time to sit for pictures.

Show information for those living in or visiting Seoul:

Open Run 4pm/8pm  (Closed on Mondays) - 80 minutes long
Ticket :  VIP seat : 60,000 won / R seat: 50,000 won / S seat: 40,000 won
Inquiries : 02-751-1500

Subway Directions:

  • Subway Line 5 Seodaemun Station: Exit 5 towards "Kyunghyang Newspaper"
  • Subway Line 2 City Hall Station: Exit 12 towards "Jeongdong Theater"
  • Subway Line 1 City Hall Station: Exits 1 and 2 towards "Jeongdong Theater"

map from show website

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