Posted July. 06, 2017 07:12,
Updated July. 06, 2017 07:22
To mark the reopening of the 120-seat Gamagol Theater, the Theatre Troupe Georipae will put on stage “Don't Cry, Hong-Do,” an early 20th century-style melodrama from July 7 to July 23. Theater Gamagol, a troupe consisting of young members of the Theatre Troupe Georipae, will become the permanent performer of the reopened theater, which will be run by three managers.
The six-story building that houses Gamagol Theater will also become home to a 1970s-style pub, a café, publishing house Doyo and an archive for the Georipae. A memorial hall for director Lee Yoon-joo, former chief of Gamagol Theater, will also open in the building.
Gamagol Theater also plans to introduce various cultural programs such as book-reading sessions and lectures on humanities and the arts.
Gamagol and Theatre Andersen in Busan will also co-host the first Gijang International Children's Theater Festival from July 15 to August 6. Theater troupes from six countries – the United States, Germany, France, Mexico, Vietnam as well as Korea – will participate in the festival, performing a total of 11 plays.