When You Kill A Butterfly (2016)
In 2016, we explored the definition of being Korean through the struggles of our people. The term ‘Comfort Women’ is a euphemism that refers to women and girls who were forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army before and during WWII. Our goal is to honor the women of our country and many other Asian nations who were so wrongly treated, and through drama and performance, bring to light the horrific stories of the few women who survived and endured through these horrors.
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Miracle From Yesterday (2015)
In 2015, we focused on a groovy time when discos were the hopes of Fridays and the clamor of student protests filled the streets. We want to pay homage to our parents' youth and the sacrifices they made for their children's future. Join us as we travel to the 80's to celebrate the miracles of yesterday.
This year's production titled, "Arirang", while striking a familiar folk tradition in title will share a somewhat unfamiliar facet of this living culture through its focus on the North Korean people. Inspired by true stories of North Korean refugees, “Arirang” will follow the journey of a teenage boy named Taewoo to discover the common threads of humanity that transcend a regime’s tight control. Even in Taewoo’s world of poverty and injustice, the warm elements of familial love, friendship, and happiness exist. Through his struggles and joys, KCN 2014 hopes to look beyond politics to remind the community that humanity exists in North Korea. On April 10, these UCLA students hope to stir the heart of the Los Angeles community.
A Tale of Two Lilies (2013)
This year's musical production is titled, "The Tale of Two Lilies," and will be the first of its kind, juxtaposing two different time periods as settings to intricately display the enduring theme of sacrificial love. Will a Korean commoner in the early 1900's allow his past hostilities with the Japanese dictate his future decision to save a little girl of the same nationality? Will a father in the present time be able to repair the broken relationship with his daughter after losing a recognized job due to the IMF crisis? Through these two stories, “Korean Culture Night 2013” will illustrate two themes that exist beyond a single setting or narrative: to love unconditionally and give without holding anything back.