Directed byJesca Prudencio
Showing:January 25 - February 18, 2018
About the Show
“A raucous, immensely moving comedy.” -The New York Times
“★★★★! High-energy triumph!” -The Guardian
"Riotous and simply honest." -LA Times
This is the story of how Quang meets Tong, how they flee from Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War, fall in love in a refugee camp in Arkansas, take a life changing road trip across 1970’s America and eventually give birth to a playwright named Qui Nguyen (who happens to have written this play). This love story is like no other. Told through the eyes of a very contemporary young American who loves pop culture, this sexy comedy is a mash-up of comic books, hip-hop, martial arts and Hollywood action movies. Acclaimed as one of the most innovative playwrights in the country, author Nguyen embraces two cultures and two time periods using a uniquely infectious style that The New York Times calls “culturally savvy comedy.”
“Where else can you get a new perspective on America fighting the Vietnam War mixed with ninjas, rap, motorcycles, sex, profanities and lots and lots of love? Vietgone is a blast and is a perfect antidote to today’s anti-other rhetoric.”
–Kim Heil, Associate Producer
Note: Vietgone is told with explicit language.
Nguyen's work, known for its innovative use of pop-culture, stage violence, puppetry, and multimedia, has been lauded as “Infectious Fun” by Variety.
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