A COMMUNICATION Arts alumna took the center stage as she played a lead role in a Korean musical play.

Cherrish Maningat-Bae, the only Filipino in the cast of Arirang Fantasy, plays the role of a Filipina whose Korean husband died and ended up taking care of their daughter, her mother-in-law, and their farm.

“It was hard because since I can’t speak Korean as fluently as the locals but not being able to speak the language fluently doesn’t make me inferior,” she stated on a friend’s website.

Composed and directed by Song Shi-hyeon, Arirang Fantasy will be touring 20 cities in Korea from June 8 to July 30. R. L. Antonio

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