A scene of the comedy play “Benh Si” (Egotism) performed in Prague (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Vietnam Drama Theatre’s troupe performed the comedy play “Benh Si” (Egotism) in Prague, the Czech Republic, on August 18 as part of its Europe tour.

The show was designed to mark the 72nd anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day of Vietnam.

The play “Benh Si” by Luu Quang Vu will be performed for three nights in the Czech Republic. The first night drew nearly 500 people. The next two, in Brno and Ostava, are expected to lure similar crowds. 

The troupe will continue its tour Leipzig and Berlin (Germany)

Directed by People’s Artist Tuan Hai, the comedy Benh Si is one of the most famous plays written by late playwright Luu Quang Vu.

It stars actors Xuan Bac, Phu Don, Viet Thang and actress Ho Lien.

Taking place in a rural village in the north, the play is about a commune chairman and his officers, who are ordinary and good-natured people. However, they begin to consider themselves ‘noble’, and start to seek glory.

Ridiculousness occurs happen when the officials’ good natures cannot change to adapt to their new lives.

Luu Quang Vu wrote more than 50 plays. Most of them criticise the dark side of society, especially focusing on corruption and authoritarian behaviour.

The play “Benh Si” was Vu’s last production before he died aged 40 in a traffic accident in 1988. It has been performed throughout the country and received great acclaim from audiences.-VNA