NEW YORK, July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Comfort Women: A New Musical, directed by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim opens July 31st at Theatre at St. Clements.
Set in 1941, Comfort Women: A New Musical takes us to Seoul, Korea where we meet Goeun, a young woman who accepts a dream job offer to work overseas. Unfortunately, Goeun soon realizes that this is not the dream opportunity that she has been promised. She is held hostage, transported to Indonesia, and is forced to become a Japanese Imperial Army sexual slave. We follow Goeun through this life-altering experience as she befriends fellow slaves (Comfort Women) and they plan their impossible escape.
Comfort Women: A New Musical is based on the real-life accounts of a few of the approximately 200,000 women who were trafficked into sexual slavery by the Japanese Army from 1930- 1945. Women and girls as young as 14 were coerced or kidnapped from their homes and forced to service 50 to 100 soldiers a day. As a result of this treatment, combined with unsafe practices, only 25- 30% of these women survived the war and those who did survive were forever changed. Comfort Women gives voice to a story that has been silenced far too long.
Comfort Women: A New Musical by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim, Osker David, Aguirre, and Joann Malory Mieses with music by Bryan Michaels and TaeHo Park. Directed by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim with musical direction by TekGoo Kang. Featuring Sandra W. Lee and Megan Lee Hodson
For more info: www.comfortwomenmusical.com
Comfort Women: A New Musical will perform July 31 at 8pm, Aug. 1 at 2pm and 8pm, Aug. 2 at 3pm and 7pm, Aug. 4 at 2pm and 7pm, Aug. 5 at 2pm and 7pm, Aug. 6 at 2pm and 7pm, Aug. 7 at 2pm and 8pm, Aug. 8 at 2pm and 8pm, and Aug. 9 at 3pm and 7pm at Theatre at St. Clement's 423 W. 46th St., New York, NY 10036. Tickets: $39- $69 web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34622 866-811-4111 www.comfortwomenmusical.com
Donations from the production will be sent to The House of Sharing http://www.nanum.org/eng/
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