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Time Out says

Written by Qui Nguyen, expect a heartwarming tale of family, immigration and the Vietnam War – with hip-hop and pop references chucked in

This year is 1975. Saigon has fallen. After losing their significant others in the Vietnam War, Quang and Tong embark on a no-strings-attached relationship in the land of “cheeseburgers, waffle flies and cholesterol”, aka America. 

Thrown together in the arrival military camp in Arkansas, suddenly, the pair must navigate the befuddling carb-laden land of rednecks, bikers, hippies and cowboys. While Tong wants to start fresh, Quang wants to go home. But what if a crazy little thing called love were to get in the way? 

Written by Qui Nguyen and directed by Daniel Evans, this wild road-trip romance is peppered with pop culture references and hip-hop ballads. The high-octane production may have in-your-face ninja action, but it also may (or may not be) a heartwarming ode to the love story that led to the playwright’s birth. 

Running between November 4-18 at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) Playhouse theatre, book tickets to see Vietgone on the Queensland Theatre website here.

Spend a 'Night with the Artists' on November 13 to peep behind the curtain and see what it takes for a production to go from script to stage. 

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