MetroPlus Theatre Fest: Catch 'The Tale of Haruk' by Performance Group Tuida in Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad on August 15, August 17 & August 23

A Korean play, ‘The Tale of Haruk’ is a beautiful story of Haruk who was forbidden from eating rice. As it so happens one day Haruk decides he wants nothing but rice, and his parents give in. His hunger then grows rapidly until one day his parents offer themselves to him.

Borrowing nature-friendly ideals like recycling, this unique play aims to attract adults as well as children

Performance Group Tuida

Directed by: Bae Yo-Sup

The play ‘The Tale of Haruk’ is based on a Korean folktale.

Language: Korean (with English sub titles)

Date: August 15 (Chennai), August 17 (Bangalore) and August 23 (Hyderabad)

Duration: 60 minutes

Time: 7.30 p.m. onwards


Chennai - Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall

Bangalore - Chowdiah Memorial Hall

Hyderabad - Ravindra Bharathi Auditorium

For the detailed schedule of MPTF 2013 in all five cities, click here.

About the group:

Performance Group Tuida was first created in 2001 by eight graduates of the Korean National University of Arts. It aims to create open, nature-friendly and evolving plays. Their plays are known for using creative puppets, masks and music and their Korean-yet-cosmopolitan style has earned high acclaims in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, United States and Ireland. Tuida also wants to adopt nature-friendly ways in their production.

Director's quote:

It’s my pleasure to bring back Tale of Haruk. I still remember the enthusiastic audiences from our last tour in India. Look forward to meet more audiences and share the thoughts!

Watch a sample from the play.


Kim Hyesung

Kong Byungjun

Kim Moeun

Lee Jiyoun

Kim Jiyoung

Bae Yosup

Lee Heejin

Cho Taehoon

Park Joobin

Lee Juya

Choi Sujin

Kim Seungjun


Producer: Lee Hee-jin

Production Manager/Subtitle Operator: Cho Tae-hoon

Stage Director: Park Joo-bin

Lighting Director: Lee Juya

Lighting Operator: Choi Su-jin

Sound Operator: Kim Seung-jun

Supported by InKo Centre, Ministry of Culture Sports and Tourism and Korea Arts Management Service


Price: Rs. 600, Rs. 350 & Rs. 200. Season passes at Rs. 3,000 & Rs. 1,750 (Chennai)

Rs. 300, Rs. 200 & Rs. 100. Season passes at Rs. 750 & Rs. 500 (Bangalore)

Rs. 300, Rs. 200 & Rs. 100. Season passes at Rs. 750 & Rs. 500 (Hyderabad)

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