HCM CITY (VNS)— For the third time this year, Stereo Woman – Duoc La Chinh Minh (To Be Yourself), an avant-garde play about homosexuals, will be performed free for students from six universities in HCM City this week and two Dak Lak colleges next month.
The play, directed by Bui Nhu Lai, tells stories about homosexuals, bisexuals and transexuals that are intricate and bitter but also moving and imbued with humanism.
It reflects desires and inner feelings of people who are still discriminated against in society.
Using a combination of art, music, contemporary dance and theatre, the play carries the message of "Be yourself as happiness is in your hands".
The play was commissioned by the independent non-profit Vietnamese organisation Institute for Studies of Society, Economy and Environment (iSEE).
It was presented before the public for the first time in May 2012, by the Youth Theatre's Troupe 3, under the sponsorship of the Australian Embassy.
This third tour is sponsored by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives under the Canadian Embassy.
In HCM City, the play will be performed at FPT University today, University of Theatre and Cinema and on this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the University of Foreign Languages and Information Technology, Hong Bang University and University of Pedagogy, respectively.
The University of Transport will host the play next Monday, December 31.
In Dak Lak, the play will be presented at the College of Culture and Arts and the Central Highlands Ethnic Youth Vocational College on January 2 and 3, respectively.