Watch the Trailer for the Musical Mata Hari
Hyo Jin Lee, Feb. 23, 2016, 11:19 a.m.
The upcoming South Korean musical Mata Hari has released a trailer showing fans an inside look into the production of the musical. The musical has cast Ock Joo-hyun, Kim So-hyang, Um Ki-joon, Song Chang-eui, Jeong Taek-woon, Ryu Jung-han, Kim Joon-hyun, Shin Sung-rok.
Mata Hari is a musical with a book by Jerome Coopersmith, lyrics by Martin Charnin and music by Edward Thomas. The exotic dancer Mata Hari was accused of spying for the Germans during World War I and was executed by a French firing squad, but her guilt is still being debated. The musical is centered around her affair with a French intelligence officer who plays a major role in her arrest and execution and later regrets it. A parallel sequence of events follows a young French soldier who fights in the trenches, illustrating what war is really about. The musical was perceived as an anti-war piece at a time when the US war in Vietnam was sinking in popularity.