Reformed theatre: A scene from Trung Thần (Loyal Subject). — Photo tthv.vn
Viet Nam News
HCM City — A renewal programme, titled Tôi Yêu Cải Lương (I Love Reformed Drama), has been introduced to audiences by the HCMC Stage Artists Association, IDECAF theatre and Bến Thành theatre.
Starting this August, selected pieces of cải lương (reformed drama) will be continually performed for four nights each month at Bến Thành theatre.
“It has been a long time since reformed theatre had a dedicated stage, so we have had to perform in restricted and unequipped sites. This has had a negative effect on our scenery construction and on the quality of our performances.
Bến Thành is one of the best theatres, given its stage size, perfect sound and lighting equipment and comfortable seats. For the privilege of acting here, all our artists will deliver their best performances, and the audience will come to treasure cải lương even more,” director and people’s artist Hoa Hạ said.
Kicking off the programme is Trung Thần (Loyal Subject), telling the tragic story of soldier Lê Văn Duyệt. It will be performed at Bến Thành theatre on August 26 and 27 and September 2 and 3. — VNS