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Award-wining historical plays to be staged for free in Đà Lạt

THEATRE FOR DA LAT - The play Yêu Là Thoát Tội (Love to be not guilty) will be offered for free to local people and tourists at the Dalat Opera House on November 26. Photo courtesy of the Sử Việt Company

LÂM ĐỒNG – Two award-winning historical plays will be performed for free for the public in Đà Lạt in the Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) province of Lâm Đồng on November 26 and 27.

The plays include Yêu Là Thoát Tội (Love to be not guilty) and Khóc Giữa Trời Xanh (Crying under the Blue Sky).

Yêu Là Thoát Tội, is written by Lê Chí Trung. It is directed by Meritorious Artist Xuân Hồng and focuses on the themes of loyalty and love.

The work features the tragic love of Nguyễn Trãi, one of Việt Nam’s greatest politicians and poets, and his young wife Nguyễn Thị Lộ, who is known for her great learning.

It stars young actor Lê Hoàng Giang, and Meritorious Artists Trần Tường and Hoàng Yến.

The play won the silver medal at the National Drama Festival held in Hà Nội in 2018, and has been staged more than 100 times in Hà Nội, HCM City and other provinces.

HIGH ART - The play Khóc Giữa Trời Xanh (Crying under the Blue Sky) will be staged on November 27. Photo courtesy of the Sử Việt Company

The other play, Khóc Giữa Trời Xanh, is also written by Lê Chí Trung. It is directed by Nguyên Phùng and depicts the themes of patriotism and honesty.

The tragic work portrays the life and career of Lê Văn Thịnh, a famous official of the royal court of the Lý Dynasty in 1084.

The play features áo dài designer Sĩ Hoàng playing the lead role, along with Meritorious Artist Tuyết Thu and Phương Minh.

The play won the gold medal at the National Drama Festival 2021 in HCM City.

Designer Hoàng of the HCM City-based Sử Việt Company, the show’s organiser, told local media that his company and the Dalat Opera House would launch monthly shows presenting Khóc Giữa Trời Xanh and Yêu Là Thoát Tội, and other historical plays together with fashion shows of áo dài (Vietnamese traditional dress).

“We expect the show will become a new tourism product of Đà Lạt to serve local people and tourists, especially students and young people,” he said.

Hoàng, a graduate of HCM City Fine Arts College, is a well-known Vietnamese designer who has made great contributions to preserving and promoting áo dài.

He has been working as a stage costume designer for many years with a large number of his products used in large-scale plays, including two produced by the Việt Nam Chèo Theatre and the Hà Nội Drama Theatre to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of Thăng Long-Hà Nội.

In 2021, he established Sử Việt Joint Stock Company to produce new plays about Vietnamese history with an aim to lure audiences back to the theatre.

The play Yêu Là Thoát Tội will be staged at 7pm on November 26 at the Dalat Opera House in Lâm Viên Square, and Khóc Giữa Trời Xanh on November 27. — VNS

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