|Passion: A scene from Cau Vong Khuyet. — Photo motthegioi.vn
HCM CITY (VNS) — Cau Vong Khuyet (Part of the Rainbow), a play by Kim Khanh staged at IDECAF yesterday to mark World HIV//AIDS Prevention Day, December 1, gave the audience a glimpse into the challenges faced by gay people.
In Viet Nam and around the world, homosexuals continue to face discrimination and stigma, and the play's message is that they should not be punished for their choice in love.
It is about a man with a wife who also has a male lover. But with the latter not happy to share his love with the woman, he takes on another lover. The play is about the events that occur in the characters' lives.
Kim Khanh is a film-drama actress and singer who first hit the headlines for coming second in a Miss Athletic pageant in 1995.
She graduated in film direction from the HCM City Cinema and Drama School, and Cau Vong Khuyet is her maiden stage work.
In 2003 she won the Golden Kite Award for best actress for Luoi Troi (Heaven's Net).
Cau Vong Khuyet was staged once last Friday and will be staged again at IDECAF on December 6, the HCM City University of Social Sciences and Humanity today and the HCM City University of Technology this Friday.
The play is sponsored by the US consulate in HCM City through the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief that supports HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment in Viet Nam. — VNS