Drama staged to celebrate Vietnam, France diplomatic ties hinh anh 1A scene of the "Saigon" play (Source: thegioitiepthi.vn)


HCM City (VNA) – A play by French director Caroline Guila Nguyen will be performed at Ben Thanh Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City on September 21-22, announced French Consul General to the city Vincent Floreani.

The play Saigon, which is performed by 11 French, Vietnamese and overseas Vietnamese artists, is part of activities to mark the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and France (April 12, 1973 - 2018).

At a press conference held on September 11, Floreani said that “Saigon” was a success at the Avignon Theatre Festival in the summer of 2017 and won the warm response of audiences at prestigious theatres all over the world.

The play tells the stories of French and Vietnamese people which spanned 40 years from 1956-1996.

It reflected the Vietnamese society in 1956 when the last French left Saigon, now HCM City, and in 1996 when overseas Vietnamese were allowed to visit their homeland after many years.

On the occasion, 300 tickets of the play were presented to students learning French language.

Director Caroline Guiela Nguyen was born to a Vietnamese mother and a French father. She received the honour Chevalier des Arts et des Letters (Knight of Arts and Letters) in 2016 and was nominated for Moliere Awards in 2015 and 2018 for her works “Elle brule” and “Saigon”.-VNA