JAN 11 - FEB 13, 2022
Best enjoyed by Ages 9 and Up
Can six apples from the finest orchard in Korea help Bina find her way back to her family?
A Children’s Theatre Company Original World Premiere Production
Bina’s family grows the finest apples in all of Korea. But when war forces her to flee her home, Bina is alone in the world with just six precious apples to her name. Can these meager possessions help her find her family?
Join Bina on her journey that ranges from the heartbreaking to the humorous. Encountering new challenges at every turn, Bina is forced to rely upon her apples and their meaningful legacy as she begins to discover the power of her own resilience. Often mesmerizing, always heartwarming, Bina realizes she’s not the only one on a difficult quest for a place to call home.
A co-production with the Alliance Theatre
Written by Lloyd Suh
Directed by Eric Ting
75 minutes with no intermission
Best enjoyed by
Ages 9 and Up
Due to the age recommendation, lap passes will not be available for this production.
Three Things to Know About the Show
- Bina’s Six Apples takes place in the fall of 1950 during the Korean War.
- The family lives in Geochang, South Korea and are embarking on a 70-mile journey by foot to Busan, South Korea.
- The play is rooted in playwright Lloyd Suh’s family lore and inspired by his parent’s experience as young children during the Korean War.
“Bina’s Six Apples is rooted in family lore. It is inspired by my parents, in what they experienced as children during the Korean War, but it is equally inspired by my kids – not just in the remarkable differences in how they’re growing up, but in the similarities, too. My greatest ambition for the play is that it speaks to both generations: their emotions, their imaginations, their sense of discovery and journey towards empathy. The play was written for young audiences, of course – but also for their parents and grandparents.”
– Playwright Lloyd Suh
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