Play by Algerian playwright performed to mark Uncle Ho’s 133rd birthday

A scene of the play (Photo: NDO)

The introduction of the play to the audience aims to mark the 133rd anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday (May 19, 1890 - May 19, 2023) and 60th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam-Algerian friendship

From the script of more than 300 pages, the Vietnam National Drama Theater has chosen to stage a portion to pay tribute to the feelings of the Algerian people and playwright Kateb Yacine for the Vietnamese people and President Ho Chi Minh.

Yacine (1929-89) was one of the most popular writers in Algeria. He was a novelist, poet and playwright. In 1967, he came to Vietnam and greatly admired the Vietnamese struggle against the Americans.

Completed in 1970, the play is a master poetic work of more than 300 pages, eight acts, with around 150 characters and 1,800 dialogues featuring the historical process of Vietnam from the Hai Ba Trung uprising (between AD40-43) to the death of President Ho Chi Minh in 1969.

Although “The Man in rubber sandals” was previously performed in Algeria and France, it has never before graced the stages of Vietnam./.


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