Reformed theatre show to raise money for poor farmers

Dozens of veteran and young cai luong (reformed theatre) artists and singers will perform at Ho Chi Minh City Theatre for a charity programme to raise funds for poor farmers living in the Cuu Long (Mekong) River Delta provinces.

Dozens of veteran and young cai luong (reformed theatre) artists and singers will perform at Ho Chi Minh City Theatre for a charity programme to raise funds for poor farmers living in the Cuu Long (Mekong) River Delta provinces.

The 90-minute concert, Vang Trang Me (Moon Mother), will feature cai luong stars like Ngoc Giau and Phuong Hong Thuy, together with young singers Quang Thanh and Kim Anh. Vietnamese-American singer Khanh Ly will be a guest artist.

Reformed theatre show to raise money for poor farmers

Dozens of cai luong artists and singers will perform for free at the charity show Vang Trang Me (Moon Mother) in HCM City to raise funds to build bridges in Mekong River Delta provinces. (Photo: soha.vn)

They will stage songs in praise of love and women composed by veteran artists Trinh Cong Son and Pham Duy. Famous extracts from historical cai luong plays will also be highlighted.

"Our annual concert which began in 2012 aims to raise money to upgrade and build bridges in remote areas of the region," said 54-year-old actress and director Thanh Thuy, the event’s organiser.

“We hope our art will encourage more associations and inpiduals, including artists in theatre and movie, to work for charity,” she said.

All of the artists taking part in the event will perform for free. They will also donate clothes, food and money.

The show Vang Trang Me will open at 8 pm on September 15th at 26/6A Nguyen Binh Khiem Str. in District 1. Tickets are available at the theatre’s box office.

Last year, Vang Trang Me raised over VND 500 million (USD 22,000) to build five bridges in Long An, Tien Giang and Dong Thap provinces.

Thuy began her professional career after graduating from the HCM City Theatre & Cinematography in 1992.

She later worked with her colleagues, Quoc Thao and Thanh Hoang, opening and developing the 5B Small Drama Theatre, one of the region’s leading drama troupes.

She has performed in more than 200 plays, videos and movies.

In 2003, she began working as a theatre director for dozens of State-owned and private drama troupes. She won several top prizes for the best dramatic actress and director at national professional drama festivals and contests.

In 2011, she won the Favourite Dramatic Actress award presented by HCM City Television./.

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