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Comfort Women: A New Musical

Members say: Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Slow, Great writing, Absorbing
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5 reviews

Set in Seoul during World War II, this Off-Broadway drama follows a young widow looking for work who is kidnapped and made a sex slave, or so-called Comfort Woman, for the Japanese Imperial Army.

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Writer and director Dimo Hyun Jun Kim tells the story of Goeun, a young woman who is promised a well-paying job at a factory in Tokyo so that she may support her family. Instead, Goeun is held hostage, transported to Indonesia, and sold into sexual slavery as a "Comfort Woman" to the Japanese Army. She and her fellow Comfort Women navigate this life-altering experience together, befriending each other and planning their impossible escape. Based on the real-life accounts of a few of the 200,000+ women who were trafficked into slavery, the production will send all proceeds to The House of Sharing, the official home of the surviving Comfort Women.


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Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you are looking to support Asian artists in telling little-known stories that deserve to be heard.

Don't see it if you are looking for a finely-tuned production with strong acting. Apart from a solid lead, the overall storytelling falters.

Cliched, Overrated, Slow, Dated

See it if You can stand slow developments

Don't see it if Want to save time and money

Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if you are looking to support Asian artists, see a rarely told story on stage, and support surviving comfort women (proceeds go to their care)

Don't see it if You are sensitive to themes of sexual violence/want to bring the kids to a show with you.

Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Must see, Great writing, Slow

See it if best musical

Don't see it if must see

Clever, Edgy, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you like plays

Don't see it if your dead