A scene in the play Điều Còn Lại (Thing That Remains) performed by artists of the Việt Nam Drama Theatre, premiered last year. — Photo courtesy of the theatre
HÀ NỘI – The play Điều Còn Lại (Thing That Remains) about the life of the people and soldiers after the war will be staged on May 29 at the Hà Nội Opera House as an effort to bring cultural activities back to life.
Meritorious Artist Nguyễn Xuân Bắc, vice director of the Việt Nam Drama Theatre, said the artists are eager to perform again after the success of Bệnh Sĩ (Egotism) by late playwright Lưu Quang Vũ on May 23.
“As a response to the call of Minister of Culture,Sports and Tourism Nguyễn Ngọc Thiện, the theatre hosted the performance of Egotism. The play received much attention and encouragement from the State leaders and audiences, chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân and Minister Thiện also enjoyed the play,” said Bắc.
“While Egotism is a humorous play, Thing That Remains will move audiences as the life of people after the war was so hard and tragic, however they still attempted to overcome difficulties.”
“The play praises tolerance, kindness and people’s bravery,” Bắc added.
The play is written by Nguyễn Đăng Chương and directed by Kiều Minh Hiếu.
Meritorious Artist Nguyễn Xuân Bắc, vice director of the Việt Nam Drama Theatre, revealed the plan to perform the play in Hà Nội. — Photo courtesy of the artist
Trần Hướng Dương, director of the Department of Performing Arts, said he believed in the success of the play as the artists are very talented, they proved their skills in performing different genres such as comedy, tragedy and war-themed plays.
“From the script written by Chương, Thing That Remains was performed in different forms such as play, tuồng (classical drama) and chèo (traditional operetta),” said Dương.
“The moving play will bring audiences to tears,” he said.
Tickets cost VNĐ500,000 (about US$22) each and are available at the Hà Nội Opera House.
The play Egotism will be performed again at the Việt Nam Drama Theatre, 1 Tràng Tiền Street on June 6. — VNS