Sunday, August 26, 2012

Theatre Performance in HCMC: "The Undead"

                           Âm Binh     
'The Undead'

"...this story could be a story of a women, a story of two men, or perhaps a story of the sand, the wind, the ocean waves, the story of some graves. Notwithstanding, this is the story of all of us."

"The most courageous Vietnamese stage performance I've seen this year." - J. James Huynh

A visceral Vietnamese drama of two soldiers from the north and the south, both saved by the same women whose only child was just killed in the artillery barrages. She nurses the two enemies back to health, beginning a saga of loneliness and misery which will lead to her losing her land to developers twenty years later as she is forced to dig up her child's coffin and bear it to the pagoda in her old age.

A daring and jarring story of war, loss, promises and betrayal. Accompanied by the lightbox sand painting of Tri Duc, the mounds of the dead set the stage for a tragic story of two warring brothers and the women who suffers for all.

Showing every Thursday in August from 8-10pm at the Young World Stage, HCMC University of Theatre and Cinema, 125 Cống Quỳnh, Q.1 Tp.HCM.

Come out and support the performing arts!

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