Culture - Society
Play on Vietnam-Laos ties premieres in Vientiane
A play based on real stories about Vietnamese volunteer soldiers in Laos during wartime took stage at the Lao national cultural centre in Vientiane on July 14.
|A scene of the play "Sharing a trench" during its premier in Laos (Photo: VNA)|
With its script written by renowned Lao artist Hongnakhon Thumphala, the play, named “Sharing a trench”, depicts the friendship and mutual support between Lao and Vietnamese soldiers while protecting a strategic spot in the northern Lao province of Xiengkhuang in 1972. In their last battle together, the Vietnamese soldier takes a fatal bullet for his Lao companion, who survives and continues to fight till victory.
The play ran in 90 minutes with the participation of 80 actors and actresses, making it one of the biggest plays Laos has conducted this year.
Audiences filled the centre to watch the play, which was specially arranged by the performing art department under the Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism to praise the two countries’ solidarity and amity.
The ministry said “Sharing a trench” will be staged in other provinces and cities across Laos in the coming time.