Nanseol (Orchid Snow)



“The world and its bright days
are never mine and never ours.
The only thing left to us is a brush.
We painted our bright days with black brush strokes.”
The story takes place at Injeongjeon Hall in Changdeokgung Palace in the 10th year (AD 1618) of Gwanghaegun's reign, the fifteenth king of the Joseon dynasty.
Heo Gyun (a prominent writer of the Joseon dynasty and author of “The Story of Hong Gildong”, the first novel written in Hangeul (Korean alphabet)) was brought to the royal court to be interrogated for treason. He was accused of putting anonymous inflammatory letters on the walls of the capital and of plotting high treason against the king. Despite the unbearable torture, he pleaded innocent. He even sternly scolded his slanderers for treason.
However, others finally gave in and falsely confessed that Gyun was the leader of the rebel forces. On the eve of Gyun's execution, he had a visit from his teacher Lee Dal, who taught him and his sister Heo Chohui to write and appreciate poems. When faced with Lee Dal, Heo Gyun cried out and asked why the teacher had abandoned them long ago.
Instead of answering, Lee Dal reminisced about the nights when they gathered together to create art and he talked about the poet, Heo Chohui, whom the two men deeply loved and admired...

Performance Characteristics

The highly competent creative team revived the “poems” of Heo Chohui.
Script writer Ok kyoung Seon wrote the script after months of in-depth study on 『Heo Nanseolheon jib』. The author examined the poems themselves and why the poems have been preserved in the world. Composer Damiro who shows the power of music using the beautiful melodic compositions of string instruments. Director Lee Ki ppeum has caught the eyes of audience members and critics with a variety of his work. At the 2019 Baeksang Arts Awards, the director was nominated as "the young man of theater" in the stage play category. The entire creative team together created the musical <Nanseol>, which breathes life into Heo Chohui’s poems in a delicate and creative way. The show will present audience members with a fantastic stage where snow falls in summer.


Title : Nanseol (Orchid Snow)
Genre : Musical
Dates : 19 September - 21 September, 2019 / 19(Thu) 20:00 / 20(Fri) 16:00, 20:00 / 21(Sat) 14:00, 18:00
Venue : Yes24 Stage 2 (21 Daehangno 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul)
Ticket Prices : 60,000 won / R seat, 40,000 won / S seat
Content Ratings : Age 13+ (available for middle school students or higher)
Running Time : 100 minutes (no intermission)
Cast : In Ji Jeong, Jae Young An, Hyun Seok Yoo
Produced by : Kontentz Planning Inc.,
Subtitle : English, Chinese, Japanese
Contact : +82-2-747-2232