Romeo and Juliet in Saigon was directed by Khai Thu Nguyen and Cliff Moustache and performed on July 15, 2012. A 50-minute adaptation of Shakespeare, this work is a result of an intensive workshop at the Hat Boi Theater in Ho Chi Minh City. The play uses dance, movement and Hat Boi techniques to tell about the importance of love and the choice one takes about love. Romeo and Juliet want to find the truth of their heart, but have difficulty because those around them are embroiled in conflict. They risk their life for true love. The cast includes professional performers from the Hat Boi Theater Company of Ho Chi Minh City in collaboration with professional and up-and-coming stars. Funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy for cultural exchange with Vietnam.
Visual Design: Phuong Lan
Music: Quynh Lan
Artistic Direction: Cliff Moustache and Khai Thu Nguyen
Administrator and Coordinator: Cao Minh Phuong
Project Assistant / Translator: Uong Tu Thuy
Performers: Huynh Huu Phuoc, Dang Thanh Nga, Le Bao Chau, Nguyen Thanh Binh, Nguyen Van Ha, Cao Thanh Danh, Nguyen Thu Mai Phuong, Tran Thi Thu Ha, Do Hoang Tuan, Huynh Nguyen Tuan, Nguyen Thi Huynh Nhi, Tran Minh Cuong, Bui Thanh Huyen, Pham Ngoc Huy, Nguyen Thi Thien Trang, Tran Minh Tien, Nguyen Van Thanh, and Phan Thi Mai