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Park Gun-hyung to return to theater in acclaimed play

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Updated : July 01 2015

Actor Park Gun-hyung has been cast in the reboot of acclaimed play “Taxi Dribble,” 11 years after it was last staged.

The original production, which premiered in 1997, starred actor Kim Su-ro in the lead role and is still considered one of director Jang Jin’s most noteworthy works.

“‘Taxi Dribble’ was originally a very entertaining work,” said Park‘s agency, Wednesday. “Park Gun-hyung is excited to appear in the production and thrilled to reach out to theatergoers, not just musical attendees.”

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Actor Park Gun-hyung (Namoo Actors)
Park has appeared in musicals “Hedwig,” “December” and “Mozart!,” but his latest play was “Fool For Love” in 2010.

The “Taxi Dribble” reboot is being helmed by director Son Hyo-won, with original lead actor Kim Su-ro returning in a supporting role. Other actors taking part in the play are Choi Min-sik, Kwon Hae-hyo, Jung Jae-young and Kang Seong-jin.

The play tells the story of a 39-year-old bachelor and taxi driver, who comes over to Seoul from Hwacheon County, Gangwon Province, with nothing to his possession but his taxi.

The original director Jang was influenced by his father, who was a former taxi driver, in writing the comic scenes and witty dialogue.

“Park Gun-hyung already has a witty sense of humor and will showcase himself at his acting best in the play,” said Park’s agency proudly, requesting public support.

Other supporting actors besides Kim Su-ro are Kim Min-kyo and Nam Bo-ra.

The play premiered to critical and commercial success in 1997, followed by two additional performances upon popular demand.

Park is also known for appearing in the popular TV reality show “Real Men,” through which he earned his gentle and humorous image.

“Taxi Dribble” is scheduled to be staged from Sept. 1 to Nov. 22 at Doosan Art Center’s Yonkang Hall in Seoul.

By Yoon Sarah (sarah356@heraldcorp.com)

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