I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Saturday Special - Comfort Women

We were given tickets to Comfort Women for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Comfort Women

Where: Peter J. Sharp Theatre at Playwrights Horizon
             416 W. 42nd St.
             New York, NY

Who: Ages 16 and Up

When: Through September 2, 2018

Mom's view: Comfort Women is not a comfortable musical. It is about a difficult subject, Korean Women who were enticed to go to Japan to earn money for their families but instead were forced to become sex slaves during the time when Korea was under Japanese Imperial rule. It is well acted and well sung but it is not an easy show to watch. It is definitely not for young children and I wouldn't even bring young teens. The show includes adult imagery, violence, and perceived sexual violence. The female characters are mostly brave and inspirational. The male characters are mostly abhorrent. If art is not merely meant to entertain, but one of its functions is to shine a light on the injustices of the past, this show does a good job of that. You will not leave this show with a smile on your face, but it is still worth seeing to learn about a part of history that you probably never knew about and for the fine acting performances by the entire cast.

For more about Comfort Women or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.dimokimfactory.org.

Tune in tomorrow for this week's Sunday Scoop.

Photo credits: All Comfort Women production photos by NK Kim

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