Next Stop: North Korea

Posted August 30, 2019

Categories: Plays





Next Stop: North Korea

Written and Performed by John Feffer

Directed by Angela Kay Pirko

DC Arts Center, March 1 – 24, 2019

Order Tickets HERE.

How far would you travel to help other people? How many compromises would you make?

In this new one-man show, acclaimed playwright and performer John Feffer brings audiences as close to North Korea as they can get without a visa and an airplane ticket. Based on his visits to the country and the work he did there, Feffer explores the challenges of doing good in a morally ambiguous environment. He takes you inside Kim Il Sung’s mausoleum, up and down the Tower of the Juche Idea, out to the North Korean countryside, and into the hearts and minds of North Koreans themselves. Follow along as this “brilliant writer and performer” (Washington City Paper) brings you on an alternately funny, sobering, and thrilling trip of a lifetime.

REVIEW: Rave from Washington Diplomat: “Like all of Feffer’s varied writing, “Next Stop: North Korea” is delicious from start to finish.” Read it here.

REVIEW: Rave from The Nation: “As entertainment that deftly mixes history, satire, pathos, and comedy, Next Stop: North Korea is an unqualified success.” Read it here.

REVIEW: Four stars from DC Theatre Scene: read it here.

REVIEW: Thumb’s up from Broadway World: “Feffer is a brilliantly descriptive writer adept at fleshing out the details of people and the situations they encounter…this production is unique and deserves to be seen.” Read it here.

SNEAK PREVIEW of the show at DC Theatre Scene HERE.

And here’s a link to a recent article about the show from United Press International.

John Feffer is the writer and performer of the critically acclaimed one-man shows The Bird, Edible Rex, and Stuff. He is a recipient of a solo performance award in 2016 from the Maryland State Arts Council.

Angela Kay Pirko is a DC-based director and actor. She is a member of the 2014 Lincoln Center Directors Lab, two-time member of the Directors’ Studio at Shakespeare Theatre Company, and the co-producer/resident director for Nu Sass Productions.


Some photos from the production (credit: Angela Kay Pirko)

































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