Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Honors Thesis



First Advisor

Courtney Elkin Mohler


"If we could turn back the clock, where should we go back to? Once we reach that place, can all our mistakes and errors be undone? Will happiness be ours to stay?"

Adapted from the Bangtan Universe created by South Korean music group BTS, this work features a new theatrical script that explores the hardships of young adulthood and the pressing need for perfection in one's life. The story centers a group of friends, once inseparable, who now find their companionship fractured by the passage of time and the unexpected tragedies of life. Desperate to pull them together again, the protagonist Sage returns from a study abroad journey having gained the ultimate knowledge: a ritual which always grants a second chance. When mishaps threaten the livelihood and wellbeing of her friends, using powers just beyond her control she rewinds the clock, travelling back in time for another chance to make things right. But, as new and old wounds arise: can they find a perfect timeline, a happy ending?

"If I could return to any day, it would be that day at the sea." This work features the full script of the play, titled "The Most Beautiful Moment in Life", featuring a foreword on the adaptation process by author and director Sarah Ault.