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Comfort Women: A New Musical

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

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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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55
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.

85
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.

100
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Must see, Great writing, Slow

See it if best musical

Don't see it if must see


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