About 19 troupes will participate in the annual national professional drama festival in the central province of Thanh Hoa from June 21 to July 6.

The troupes will perform 29 plays written by popular playwrights such as Xuan Duc and Chu Thom, and staged by noted directors such as Doan Hoang Giang, Le Hung and Anh Tu.

The play, entitled Duong Dua Trong Bong Toi (Race in the Dark), by playwright Nguyen Dang Chuong will be performed by the Police Drama Troupe and the Phu Tho Provincial Drama Troupe.

While the play has been widely performed by the Police Drama Troupe since 2012, it is being performed by the Phu Tho Troupe for just this festival.

"We chose the play as it refers to burning domestic issues such as corruption," said Nguyen Duy Phuong, Director of Phu Tho Troupe.-VNA