"All My Sons' enacted in Hanoi, Hai Phong

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Vietnamese and American artists will perform next month in Hanoi and Hai Phong City an adaptation of the 1947 play "All My Sons," written by the late American playwright and essayist Arthur Miller (1915-2005), Vietnamplus reported.

Stage director Neil S. Fleckman and artists from the Vietnam Youth Theater will work on the play from November 2 to December 3.

"All My Sons" is based on a true story, which Arthur Miller's then mother-in-law pointed out in an Ohio newspaper. The story described how a woman informed authorities that her father had sold faulty parts to the US military during World War II.

The play, listed as one of 100 world masterpieces in a book released by Stage Publisher in 2006, was first performed in Vietnam in 1970s and translated into Vietnamese in 1973.

Neil S. Fleckman has directed several world plays, including "Extremities" by William Mastrosimone, and "Hollywood Opera" and "Kaye Ballard in Concert" by Barry Keating. He also cooperated with bands Ain't Misbehavin', New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theater as well as directed musical play Evita in the US.

He won the Southwest Theater Association's Artist of the Year Award in 2004.

The play is part of a project implemented by the American Ambassador's Fund for Culture, aiming to train and improve acting skills of young local artists as well as to connect the stage industries in the two countries.

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