When Spring Comes to Hills and Dales is an allegory of emptiness and isolation. Dallae, a Korean farm girl in the medieval Joseon dynasty, confronts the burdens of her emotionally stunted father and two demanding suitors while grappling with the grief of her mother's leprosy and exile. Our production team responded to Choi's poetic, imagistic stage directions by creating a material world that mirrored the complex and contradictory textures of Dallae's emotional landscape.
Written by In Hun Choi. Directed by Youg Suk Yoo.
Photos: Jon Michael Hickenbottom, Chu Hsuan Chang, and Hsuan-Kuang Hsieh