Tour of Korean Theater company 'Fireman' to Astana
The Korean theater group presented a comedy show ‘Fireman’ on the stage in Astana. The play represents a comedy sketches with the acrobatic elements telling the story of the newcomers prepared to become firefighters. The team performed the show in Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Philippines prior to performing in Kazakhstan. The play impressed the younger spectators of Astana, who laughed throughout the play. The show will last for two days.
SHIN JUNG HOON, KOREAN ACTOR:
- We faced some challenges in preparation of this play. Exclusively for this show, we were practicing in the fire department for three months. The firefighting equipment is quite heavy and it plays a major part in the show. In addition to acrobatics, the comedy part was also difficult.
KIM TAE SONG, DIRECTOR, ‘FIREMAN’ THEATER, KOREA:
- Eight new actors joined our theater for the performance of this show. We thought that because of the comedy part of our show the real firefighters can have a mixed reaction. But in reality, the play was a great success among the professional firemen. Professionals with 25 years of experience gave us a badge.
LEE HERAN, DIRECTOR, KOREAN CULTURAL CENTER:
- Our center organizes large shows such as ‘Fireman’ once a year. Besides that, we regularly hold concerts. Our center holds various exhibitions and cultural events every month. In general, the number of such events reaches 40 a year.