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Dragonfly Theatre to stage award-winning British play

Update: April, 17/2014 - 09:54

HCM CITY  (VNS) — Following the success of its previous plays like The Little Prince and Dangerous Liaisons, Dragonfly Theatre presents the award winning Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall.

It is about a young black patient in a psychiatric hospital and his two doctors who argue about whether he is sane enough to be sent back into society.

Along the way, it asks the question, "what is sanity?" The play turns the spotlight on racial prejudice and how we take care of those with mental illnesses.

The play won the Laurence Olivier Award in the UK in 2001 and has been adapted into a film by the BBC.

It will feature Dragonfly's lead actor Aaron Toronto and newcomers Ryan Burkwood and Peter Muruako.

Both the latter two are classically trained actors from the UK theatre scene and have performed in several shows in London's West End.

Blue/Orange will be performed at the Cargo Bar, 7 Nguyen Tat Thanh, District 4, three nights from May 16-18. – VNS



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