Mask dance prop
The stage is set in Children’s Grand Park, where the Spring Flower Festival is in full swing. The park is crowded with people, but in a corner, a lone figure stands. He is an elderly man in his 60s, dressed in traditional Korean clothing and selling a variety of Bongsan masks. He is a master of the Bongsan Talchum, a traditional Korean mask dance.
As the grandfather puts on a mask and begins to perform, passers-by barely take notice. He twirls and dances, but his movements are met with indifference. The man is a shadow of his former self. Once, he was the successor to Bongsan Talchum and brought joy and happiness to his entire village. He burned with passion and was cheered on by all. But now, times have changed, and his art his is no longer appreciated.
As the sun sets, the grandfather packs up his masks and leaves the park, carrying his heavy Talbot gym. His day his has been tiring, and he is filled with disappointment and regret. But as he takes a secluded trail home, he is met with an unexpected situation. His masks his come to life, and he performs a beautiful and lively mask dance. The grandfather is transported to a dreamlike world, where his passion for the mask dance is reignited, and he finds new hope and comfort.
The next morning, the grandfather wakes up on the trail, covered in dew. He is confused and unsure if the previous night’s events were a dream or reality. As he picks up his heavy Talbot gym, he notices a monkey mask smiling brightly. The grandfather realizes that his passion for the mask dance and his hope for a new day are not just a dream, and he sets off on his journey with renewed determination.
The play reaches its climax when the grandfather returns to the park, where he performs the same mask dance he did the previous day, but this time with a renewed passion and energy. The audience is moved by the grandfather’s story and can relate to the struggles of being neglected and the importance of keeping one’s passion alive. The play ends with a message that art and tradition should be valued and passed on to the next generations.