November 18, 2008
A news reporter interviews elves outside the Hamilton Hotel Saturday.
/ Korea Times Photo by John Redmond
By John Redmond
Elves held a rally outside the Hamilton Hotel Saturday protesting the defamation of Santa Claus. The demonstration was filmed by a local news crew.
Actually, the whole event was a promotion for MW Productions, Seoul's newest ex-pat English-language theater company, producer of The Eight: Reindeer Monologues, by Jeff Goode.
The promotional event was tinged with good humor as actors dressed as elves swigging bottles of fake alcohol, lamented the good old days before political correctness labeled Santa Clause a menace to society.
Passers by were highly amused by the gaggle of "little people" crowding the sidewalk on a rainy Saturday afternoon.
The play itself is a dark comedy with some very course language and politically incorrect characters.
For the record, the elves believe that Santa Clause is innocent and wanted to draw media attention to the situation at the North Pole.
The Eight: Reindeer Monologues by Jeff Goode is set to be staged at the VFW in Haebangchon, premiering on Nov. 30 at 8 p.m.
For more information, contact Margaret Whittum 010-7219-2534 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
More information regarding confirmed performance dates and an interview with the director will be published in next weeks' Foreign Community page.
Ticket prices are 10,000 won. The performance contains language that is not suitable for young children.
For ticket reservations, phone 010-2660-2646