After its first opening, the show has been totally sold out for 3 years
with over 100, 000 people in attendance!
<Modl Theatre> presents the miracle maker,
Mong-Yeon in Korean performing arts The contemporary Korean people¡¯s serious thoughts about life and death.
A conservative woman¡¯s love story in modern society and a mystic dream story based on transmigration

<Description of the performance>
A love in dream can be expressed through various mystic stage effects.
The sense of sight (stage effects), hearing(live music), and smell(burning incense)
can stir up the audience¡¯s imagination. The play¡¯s tragic heroine shows truthful and powerful acting.
The world music is being played by actor-musicians on stage A unique philosophy of Korea about life and death.
One of the Modl Theatre productions with professionalism and high-quality artistry in the theatre¡¯s 20 year history
A woman, left all alone, has lost her beloved.
Deeply saddened, she can not admit the loss of her eternal half from reality. One day, she felt asleep feeling
exhausted and began to dream. There, she realized it¡¯s possible to meet the love of her life. The only thing that she does is sleep.

Now, she is never happy with just being able to see him. Bouncing between the border of reality and dream,
she has determined to regain her man and his gentle love. She thinks that it¡¯s possible.
At that moment, she realized. She realized how to retrieve her love and how to love continuously.
   
The children¡¯s Kook-Ak (Korean classical music) musical <Half the man> not only narrates the story, but also employs Korean national classical music and it has been reviewed by performance critiques as ¡°a discovery of new cultural code¡±. There is a special antagonist in this play, half the man who is a person who is without one eye, one ear, one arm, and one leg. Half the man is often bullied because of his outer look, but he is always firm, ready with wits, and has an angelic smile. He takes his destiny very positively and does his best in any circumstances.
The structure of the play is in line with the proverb, ¡°pleasure follows pain¡± which describes the process of half the man overcoming torment and jealousy with his wits and finally becoming a full man with the love of a beautiful girl.

Also, the play <Half the man> borrows the structure of a marionette as one of the typical Korean traditional plays. It is portrayed by using the traditional play-in-the-court in which the audience and the actors/actresses are assimilated into one as one of the typical Korean traditional plays. Because of this, the stage is always vacant and comes as a living and variable playground. The actor, Mae-Ho who appears on stage tries to elicit two-way communication between the audience and the performers and this play has enlivened the beauty of Korea in the context of music, costume, props, and stage art.


Half the man, who can move only half of his body, has been growing up very brightly and healthy against all contempt
and ill-treatments from his surrounding and a horrific goblin.
He became a boy and instantly fell in love with the most beautiful girl in his town.
And he realized the only thing that can make him perfect is love.
Finally, can half the man defeat the goblin and be a perfect man by having her love?

Description of the performance
[Stage]
Gorgeous and mysterious shadows made by several beautiful lamps and warm lightings, which are harmonized with the color of traditional Korean texture and masks, will provide you a fantastic experience exceeding your expectations.
[Music]
Well-matched to the genre of musical, high quality national classical musical performed with live music offers children chances to get familiar with traditional tunes like <Half the Man> cheering song.
[Sensational musical inducing audience¡¯s participation]

Audience becomes performers! A performance beyond the border between seats and stage, let¡¯s sing <Half the Man> cheering song with the goblin all together!
   

Everyone has had an experience of becoming a Doggy Poo once in
their lives. When someone said to me,
¡°You are dirty and useless¡±, there seems to be no words to express the frustration of that magnitude. There¡¯s a small Doggy Poo.
But, a sparrow, a clod, and a hen said, ¡°Disgusting! Dirty! Useless!¡± And no one loved him.
Doggy Poo was very saddened and asked himself, ¡°I¡¯m only a dirty poo. What am I useful for?¡± One day, a flower seed reached Poo by spring wind and introduced himself. ¡°I am a dandelion seed and blossoms a star-like a dandelion flower. However, stunningly enough, he tells Poo that he needs Poo to blossom a star-like flower.

<Description of Performance>

The moving picture-story play ¡®Doggy Poo¡¯, which the original work has been modified into a children¡¯s play, has been first produced 2001 by <Modl Theatre> and became an immensely popular play that sold out in Dong-Soong Hall. Invited to perform at the <Performing Arts Festival for young audience Seoul, ASSITEJI> Invited as Best Children¡¯s play sponsored by Seoul Center for Arts
Jeong-DongTheater¡¯s special invitational performance with excellent review, totally sold out for every show. From 2002 to 2004, it has been loved by many fans from more than 50 local cities such as Chungju, Daegu, and Chang-Won as part of national Korea tour. And in 2005, Doggy Poo has been first invited from abroad <2005 Japan-Korean play festival for children & youth> and picked as ¡®The most popular play¡¯ and loved by young Japanese audience.
   

In a world, where people are branded as filthy or innocent, there is a man named Kang, Tae-Guk who had been running his dry-cleaner called Oasis Cleaner for more than 4 decades with many of his regulars often coming-by.
Though there are many convenience stores morphed from traditional cleaners, Tae-Guk is still on his feet maintaining his own way of making people happy with their clothes. Well, of course, people working at his cleaner have their own dreams such as having an opportunity to study overseas and treat parents nicely.
The customers bring their life stories embedded in the clothes and Tae-Guk has become almost a fortune-teller just by looking at them. After having so many customers coming in and out, one day, Tae-Guk has realized there is a very valuable treasure hidden inside his store, which in turn will make many people¡¯s dream come true. As greedy and unprecedented as the chaos has been, people were battling out with each other to obtain the treasure even with a dismay from Tae-Guk and his associates.

What is needed at this moment was very clear to Tae-Guk, he had decided to remove all the flintiness of the world from these people. He really wants to cleanse them of all the fantastical greed and let them realize what they had been missing. He says that¡¦¡±What we have to wash is not the clothes themselves, but the mind of the owners.¡±

<Description of Performance>
At a little corner of the filthy world, commencing its first show on September 16th, 2005 in Seoul¡¯s theatre district, the play, a raid at the Oasis Cleaner has been running over two and a half years of audience and performers sharing their joy together. Now that the play has the audience numbers totaling more than 100, 000 and it has been proved among many theatre-goers so far. From March, 2008, the Modl theatre is ready to spring into a new challenge with a new theatre for the play.

The audiences attending the show are able to see the virtuoso acting of Tae-Guk, Kang, the real owner of the cleanser, coming to life (portrayed by actors Joon-Hyung, Cho and Jae-Hun, Lee) right in front of the stage since there is no barrier between the performers and the audiences.

Especially, since the first opening show, the actor, Joon-Hyung, Cho is the real owner of the cleaner who had been with the play, a raid at the Oasis Cleaner for 1,300 shows nonstop. In addition, Modl theatre¡¯s own line of actors and actresses who are dedicated in performing provides the evidence of their efforts as sweats on stage.

It¡¯s not easy to ignore and also can¡¯t help, but only to clap at the comical adaptation of the last scene where people were washed with bubbles in its own implications of cleansing people of their greed.

In addition, the audience will be feeling just as refreshed as all the actors and actresses on stage. The audiences who are truly captured by a beautifully manifested last scene, gets lost with a touch of reality and puts themselves in fantasies. They realize that this cleaner, located in a desolated corner of the filthy world isn¡¯t ordinary at all and will remember this very space in which meant to provide a life¡¯s oasis for civilized humanity.

In a world, where people are branded as filthy or innocent, there is a man named Kang, Tae-Guk who had been running his dry-cleaner called Oasis Cleaner for more than 4 decades with many of his regulars often coming-by.

Though there are many convenience stores morphed from traditional cleaners, Tae-Guk is still on his feet maintaining his own way of making people happy with their clothes.
Well, of course, people working at his cleaner have their own dreams such as having an opportunity to study overseas and treat parents nicely. The customers bring their life stories embedded in the clothes and Tae-Guk has become almost a fortune-teller just by looking at them.

When the entire construction is finished around December, there will be an Arts Center which houses both the play museum and a performance venue with 5 stories high and 2 floors below the ground. It is absolutely clear that there will also be an exclusive theatre for the play Oasis Cleaner. Modl theater who shared the good sentiment of professor Ko¡¯s life dream and a good will of construction of Korea¡¯s the first play museum have decided to perform the play Oasis Cleaner at a different theatre venue.

The current problem was the expensive venue rental fees at Daehak-Ro¡¯s theatres as often been pointed out by others. Up until now, the Modl theatre¡¯s associates were able to rent its own theatre place to others and bring many audiences at a reasonable price, However, it was almost impossible to put a cap on ticket prices when the entire production moves to the centre of Daehak-Ro because of the high venue rental fees that are absolutely excruciating on the behalf of the Modl theatre.

Ironically enough, the problem got resolved rather quickly. The owner of the Life theatre which is the 100th venue in Daehak-Ro had the same sentiment of the rental fees. The Modl theatre, in collaboration from the Life theatre made a compromise to each party and has been able to perform the best-seller play, a raid at the Oasis Cleaner as open-run with only a week of rehearsal time.

The biggest feature of performing the play Oasis Cleaner at the Life theatre guaranteed the audience seats twice as big and especially the stage technical specifications were vastly improved such as the old speakers and incandescent electric lamps. At the Life theatre, a lot of creative effects such as various lightings, and sounds were completely reappeared whereas the first opening show at the big venues such as Seoul Arts Center and National Theatre of Korea was quite limited to do so. The Mold theatre has assured that it will provide a bigger excitement which was never shown in past performances, especially at the scene where all the family members are raiding the cleaner and the last scene with more fantastical atmosphere.

Ever since the opening on September 15th, 2005, the play, a raid at the Oasis Cleaner is a topic of discussion among the performers at Daehak-Ro theater district. The reason is that after settling at the venue exclusive for the Oasis Cleaner play, it has surpassed the number of audiences in attending over 100, 000 as of December 10th, 2007 even with many worries from the insiders. The performers at Daehak-Ro call this phenomenon as a miracle of 100-seat small theatre with an originally-scripted play performing in the middle of the Daehak-Ro street with less people walking-by, when it is usual to put a show in a main street. From March, 2008, the Oasis Cleaner moves to a newly constructed, 100th theatre in Daehak-Ro called Life theatre and is playing with more comfortable and extravagant facilities, generating more good reactions and reviews from the audiences.

The most loved character from the play is of course, the female antagonist Min-Sook, Jang, the wife of the Oasis Cleaner¡¯s owner with no questions attached.
Conventionally, the usual character of female antagonist having an image of beautiful and delicate is not in line with what Min-Sook¡¯s character portrays on stage. However, she immerse the audiences with strong impression of familiar acting sequences as if she is a kind old lady in the neighborhood and emits her charms onto the stage.
Especially, after having performed the first opening show at Seoul Arts Center on 2003, the current female antagonist actress Sang-Hee, Moon (age 33) has been married and delivered a child. Again returning to the theatre as a wife of Oasis Cleaner¡¯s owner, she has been receiving many good reactions from the audiences.