Vietgone

By

 Qui Nguyen

Directed by

 Jesca Prudencio

Showing:

 January 25 - February 18, 2018

Where:

 Lyceum Space

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 perfect antidote to today’s anti-other rhetoric.”
–Kim Heil, Associate Producer

Note: Vietgone is told with explicit language.


Playwright:

 Qui Nguyen
 
 
 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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