Sunday, June 13, 2010

Screen stars take to the stage in Fool For Love

Fool For Love is an upcoming theater play featuring some familiar screen faces, such as actresses Kim Hyo-jin (Happiness) and Kim Jung-hwa (When Night Comes), above, who are double-cast in the leading role of May. Three actors will share the role of Eddie: Park Gun-hyung (Kingdom of the Wind), Jo Dong-hyuk (Penthouse Elephant, Winter Bird), and Han Jung-soo (Prosecutor Princess), pictured below.

Described as “a story that ensnares a man and woman horribly in a tangled love,” Fool For Love is based on the Sam Shepard play of the same name, which was later turned into a film. The taut play unfolds between the two on-and-off lovers whose past is gradually revealed in dialogue and whom we discover may or may not be half-siblings.

Both actresses have performed onstage before; Kim Jung-hwa has musical experience and Kim Hyo-jin made her theater debut in A Midsummer Night’s Dream last year.

Park Gun-hyung has extensive theater and musical experience (Wedding Singer, Hamlet, Beautiful Game, Mozart), but this will be a theater debut for Han Jung-soo, who has raised his profile sharply with two recent television projects (Chuno, Prosecutor Princess). In addition to its well-known cast, the play has brought on top staffers to produce, direct, light, and art-direct.

Fool For Love is the opening show in the upcoming 2010 Play Festival, for which actress Shin Se-kyung is the promotional representative, and will raise its curtain on July 6 at Seoul’s SM Art Hall. A total of eight plays will be performed, including Closer, True West, Proof, ART, and That Face.

credit : javabeans

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