And We Think Avenue Q Is Subversive?

Sometimes, it must seem to South Koreans that their primary goal in life is to avoid offending, annoying, or otherwise poking at the repressive (and unbelievably sensitive) North Korean government. After all, when a neighboring country makes a habit of threatening to turn your capital city into a “sea of fire,” you tend to make special efforts to placate them. So one can only imagine the consternation in Seoul when officials heard of plans to mount “a new musical about love, torture, and survival in a North Korean prison camp.”