Hanoi to feature French play

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French and Vietnamese actors will perform the tragedy Andromake at 8 p.m. at Hanoi Opera House on Dec 15 before touring France next year.

Directed by Jean-Marie Lejude with a script by Jon Fosse, the play is based on works by French classical playwright Jean Racine (16391699) and will be performed in French with Vietnamese subtitles.

According to organizer, L'Espace in Hanoi, it is the story of Oreste who is in love with Hermione, who is chasing Pyrrhus. Pyrrphus is in love with Andromaque who has a heart for her son Astyanax and her deceased husband Hector.

Andromaque is in prison and her son is captured by the enemy.

French artists Chad Chenouga, Catriona Smith, Pierre Olivier Mornas, and Gisèle Tortérolo, together with Hoang Lam Tung, Nguyen Vinh Xuong, Pham Ngan Hoa, and Phung Khanh Linh will take part in the play.

Tickets, priced from VND100, 000 to 200, 000, are available at Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street.

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