Coming of Age in Korea

Castillo Theatre, All Stars Project
543 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

This new musical tells the story of three GIs, who fall in love with South Korean prostitutes, one of whom is brutally raped and killed. For decades, according to recent accusations by former prostitutes, the South Korean government and the United States military had a direct hand in the sex trade - enabling prostitution as a perk for American soldiers, even though selling sex is illegal in Korea. Coming of Age in Korea playwright Fred Newman, who served in Korea in 1954-1955, wrote this story in 1996 -- 12 years prior to these revelations. Like many stationed in Korea, he had long been aware of the military unofficially encouraging prostitution.

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