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.

Poster of the play

Directed by People’s Artist Tuan Hai from the Vietnam Drama Theater, “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 theaters 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 theater), ballet and singing/dancing shows.

In addition, the theaters are preparing for the International Children’s Day (June 1).  The Youth Theater 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.

Source: VNA