Hanoi’s theatre resumes performances after social distancing

Hanoi’s theatre has officially reopened with the play “Benh si” (Egotism) of late playwright Luu Quang Vu after a long suspension due to the COVID-19.

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Artists perform "Benh si" play (Source: baochinhphu.vn)

The play has received great acclaim from audiences since its premiere in 2016. It has been performed throughout the country and many European countries such as the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Russia and Ukraine.

Directed by People’s Artist Tuan Hai from the Vietnam Drama Theatre, “Benh si” is one of the most famous plays written by Vu. It stars actors Xuan Bac, Phu Don, Viet Thang and Ho Lien.

Set in a rural village in the north, the play is about a commune chairman and his officials, who are ordinary and good-natured people. However, they begin to consider themselves ‘noble’ and go in hunt of glory. Many ridiculous scenarios arise as the officials battle their good nature and try to adapt to their new roles.

The play marks the return of cultural activities of 12 theatres managed by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism with the aim to bring cultural events back to life.

The next performances financially supported by the ministry include circus, water puppetry, cai luong (reformed theatre), ballet and singing/dancing shows.

In addition, the theatres are preparing for the International Children’s Day (June 1).  The Youth Theatre plans to present 3,000-4,000 tickets for children of doctors, nurses and those working on the front line of the COVID-19 fight.

VNA