The festival is jointly held by the Department of Performing Arts (DPA) under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Vietnam Stage Artists’ Association, and the Long An provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Speaking at a press conference, held on November 3 to introduce the festival, DPA Deputy Head Tran Huong Duong reported that the 22 participating art troupes grouping nearly 1,000 artists and performers, will bring to the stage 27 performances.
Of these, seven plays are inspired by historical themes, 16 are on modern life, and four plays are on folklore topics. Each play is from 90 to 150 minutes in length, which was staged from 2017 until now.
This year's festival recorded the participation of many young performers, with nearly 300 participants aged under 35, according to Duong.
The organising board will present gold, silver, and bronze medals to the best plays and best performers at the closing ceremony.
The festival aims to preserve and promote the Cai Luong art form while offering an opportunity for participating artists to show off their skills and promote their creations, by staging new high-quality plays.