Musical Tomorrow, by the Sea
Tomorrow, by the Sea is a musical about how to cope with grief and loss of a loved one.
It tells the story of SEMI, a train officer from Futaba, the closest station to the Fukushima nuclear power plant. He lost all direction in life after his girlfriend died in the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Seven years later, he meets a special guest during the Obon Festival, and finally learns how to say goodbye to his memories.
Obon is a Japanese holiday, a day to welcome the souls of ancestors and pray for everyone’s health and happiness.
“What is the real you, and what kind of life have you been living?”
Visionary Korean playwright Kang Wook, whose pen name 'Pagoon' means "Prince of Waves", played a pivotal role in the birth of New York City's Off-Off-Broadway theatre scene, creating experimental pieces combining poetry and puppetry. Inspired by the works and letters he left behind, this unorthodox new musical traces the wandering path of his life up to his tragic death. This is the story of a philosopher and an artist, a man who ultimately chooses to live as an outsider, and a pioneer whose footsteps remained lonely.
When an unending drought brings her world to the brink of collapse, a young girl places her hope in a legendary flute with the power to bring about peace. But the flute instead summons the heir of the Dragon King, and the two are thrust into an epic journey that places the future of their world and its environment in their hands.
With a contemporary score that melds elemental piano, traditional Korean instruments, and yearning theatrical ballads, Gok-Woo is a new musical of folkloric proportions that explores how young people fight through disaster to shape their future.