|Veteran actor Thanh Điền (centre) and young artists of the 5B Small Theatre will stage Dấu Xưa, a historic play about President Hồ Chí Minh, to offer free performances for university students and labourers in HCM City. Photo courtesy of the 5B Small Theatre|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY— Veteran and young artists of the 5B Small Theatre will perform for free a historic play about late President Hồ Chí Minh for students and migrant labourers in HCM City.
The play will be staged at local universities and export processing zones and industrial parks as part of activities to celebrate the New Year.
Dấu Xưa (The Leader) portrays the revolutionary career of the President, a communist and patriot who devoted his life to the country’s independence.
It highlights the works of the President in the 1950s and 60s.
Directed by Meritorious Artist Trần Minh Ngọc, Dấu Xưa has veteran actor Thanh Điền playing the President, and several young actorsl like Quốc Trung, Kim Tùng and Việt Hưng.
"President Hồ Chí Minh is in the hearts of Vietnamese people. Though I’m experienced, I have worked several hours each day to perfect my performance. I don’t want to make a mistake on stage,” said Thanh Điền, who has been a theater artiste for more than 40 years.
“Through my performance, I have gained deeper insights into patriotism and have greater respect for national heroes and soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country."
Dấu Xưa was first staged in 2011 in Hà Nội and left a very strong impression on audiences. It has been restaged several times by leading art troupes and theatres.
Director Ngọc and his troupe will begin their tour next month.
“We want to entertain and educate young people through our art,” he said. —VNS