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Fleeing Dear Leader, or trying to, in ‘You for Me for You’

Playwright Mia Chung wondered about North Korea when she was growing up in sunny San Diego, the daughter of parents who met after immigrating to the United States from South Korea. She accepted the image of North Korea that she says she got from them and from the media, “that it’s a corrupt regime that is going to fall apart any second.”

But, despite famine and repression, it never did.

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