Shimcheong: A Korean Folktale
Work in Progress; Book, Music, and Lyrics by Julia Riew
Shimcheong: A Korean Folktale is a musical adaptation of the Korean folk-tale 맹인 남자의 딸 (“The Blind Man’s Daughter”) about a divided country, a torn family, and a brave young woman who will do anything it takes to return home.
When 7-year-old Shimcheong dives into the vicious sea to save her father, a blind sailor, she falls beneath the depths of the ocean to a magical land — an underwater kingdom inhabited by the descendants of her country’s ancient enemies, with no way out. 12 years later, Shimcheong sets out to reunite with her family. With the help of a little dragon-spirit magic, a queen-to-be, a secret prince, and her own courageous heart, Shimcheong will change the course of her life forever — and, quite possibly, the fate of the entire country.
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