Vietgone

Theater, Drama
Recommended
4 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Vietgone
Photograph: Carol Rosegg

Playwright Qui Nguyen and director May Adrales concoct a punch-drunk mash-up of hip-hop, road movies, sex farce and Vietnamese-American history. The story (very loosely based on Nguyen's family) follows two South Vietnamese refugees (Raymond Lee, Jennifer Ikeda) who fall in love and grapple with culture shock. Read the full review here.

By: David Cote

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Qui Nguyen has been kicking a** and taking names with his company Vampire Cowboys for years, and it's thrilling to watch what he and collaborator May Adrales can do with a little more space, time, and money. A lovely, funny, sad story of Nguyen's parents' meeting at a refugee camp after fleeing from Vietnam, incorporating fight sequences, comic book-like projections, heightened characters, all in the container of a heartfelt tribute. If you're looking for something a little different than the standard MTC show, get to Vietgone before it sells out.