Set in a yakiniku (Korean BBQ) restaurant in Japan, Yakiniku Dragon tells the story of a Korean family living in Japan. The play – by turns comical, sad, and painful – deals with issues defining the present, past and future of the Japan-ROK relationship. When the play premiered, Chong Wishing said his aim was to portray a big history behind a small yakiniku shop. In this complicated history of people living in cramped quarters by an airport, we find a universal tale that must have played out in countless places back in the day.
Like the premiere, this encore production will feature a delightfully mixed cast of actors, comic storytellers and musicians from both Japan and South Korea, making for a lively time at the Yakiniku Dragon.