Qui Nguyen; Full Length Play, Romantic Comedy, Comedy, Biography, 1970s, New Millennium/21st Century; 3M, 2F; ISBN: 9780573706479 "Vietgone careens wildly, threatening whiplash to heighten our amusement. She provides insights into the history and central themes of the play, as well as a discussion with members of the creative team who provide an insider’s perspective on their process. Vietgone: Ticket information. A modern twist on the All-American love story, Vietgone pulses with contemporary energy. Qui Nguyen’s biographical play, “Vietgone,” is a smart variation on what a colleague used to refer to as the “My Life So Far” play. A performance primer! ACT I 0. Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site by BigSeaDesign.com. With pop culture, a live band, and plenty of funk-rock-punk-n-roll, Vietgone follows these new Americans through a bewildering land. Vietgone, the rom-com antidote to Miss Saigon about two Vietnamese refugees in Arkansas getting laid and finding love, is opening at Manhattan Theatre Club this month in co-production with South Coast Repertory. “Exuberantly youthful... a punch-drunk mash-up of hip-hop, road movies, … Box 4188 | Fayetteville, AR 72702 Copyright © 2020 TheatreSquared. Regionally, he has performed in GOD OF CARNAGE, IN GHOSTLY JAPAN (NY Time Out Magazine Critic’s Pick) and THE FIT (SF Playhouse). Regional credits include Charlie in LUCY & CHARLIE’S HONEYMOON (Steppenwolf Theatre Lookout Series/Our Perspectives); Ensemble/Engineer u/s in MISS SAIGON (Paramount Theatre); Vi Nhan/Nghia in THE BUTCHER’S SON (Chicago Musical Theatre Festival); Song Liling in M BUTTERFLY (Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre); KING HENRY V (Heart of America Shakepeare Festival); TAKE ME OUT, BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, THE OLDEST BOY, and Quang in VIETGONE (Unicorn Theatre). Regional credits include Charlie in LUCY & CHARLIE’S HONEYMOON (Steppenwolf Theatre Lookout Series/Our Perspectives); Ensemble/Engineer u/s in MISS SAIGON (Paramount Theatre); Vi Nhan/Nghia in THE BUTCHER’S SON (Chicago Musical Theatre Festival); Song Liling in M BUTTERFLY (Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre); KING HENRY V (Heart of America Shakepeare Festival); TAKE ME OUT, BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, THE OLDEST BOY, and Quang in VIETGONE (Unicorn Theatre). He is the co-creator, with Ben Byard and Mackenzie Goodwin, of THE BUTCHER’S SON, his autobiographical Vietnamese American folk musical memoir, winner of Most Promising Musical and Best Leading Performer (Vi Tran) at the 2018 Chicago Musical Theatre Festival. Age Recommendation and Advisory: 16+. But now in a new land, they just might find each other. Immediately following select performances, chat with the artists and other audience members while the experience of the play is fresh! She lost her fiancé. Vietgone BY QUI NGUYEN CHARACTERS 1. A kinda-true love story with a hip-hop heart, Vietgone is a hilarious ride from Marvel Studios writer Qui Nguyen, who mixes music and memory to pin down his own origin story. Other credits include Kendra/Jenna in GLORIA (Hatch Arts Collective and Theatreworks Colorado Springs); Grace in F.O.B. In this high-octane comedy, Nguyen recreates (and kinda makes up) his parents’ reluctant courtship: Fresh from Saigon, they meet in an Arkansas refugee relocation camp in 1975. She plays Vee in the upcoming release of “All Hail Beth” coming to BricTV this fall. Listen to Vietgone by Qui Nguyen,Will Dao,Desiree Mee Jung with a free trial.\nListen to unlimited* audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Qui Nguyen is a Vietnamese American playwright, television writer, and screenwriter. Thanks to support from the Walmart Foundation and others, patrons under the age of 30 pay just $10 while patrons with a SNAP benefits card pay just $5. Contains strong adult language and themes; stage violence; loud noises including battlefield sounds; smoke, fog, and haze. BWW Previews: HIP HOP, SEX COMEDY FAIRYTALE VIETGONE LAUNCHES NEW SEASON at American Stage, Broadway World, “…brilliantly original…one of the most dynamic, quirky plays I have ever experienced.” – Peter Nason, Broadway World, “…anyone who loves great theater should make the trek to American Stage to see Vietgone.” – Bill Oser, Talkin’ Broadway, “…both hilarious and refreshingly original.” – Maggie Duffy, Tampa Bay Times, “…artfully combines a drama, a sex-comedy, and an unconventional boy-meets-girl story to a hip-hop soundtrack” –  Deb Kelley, Creative Loafing, “…meaningful, resonant and unexpectedly moving.” Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald Tribune, “an unorthodox night of theater.”  – Julie Garisto, Creative Pinellas, “VIETGONE is the perfect 2019/2020 season opener for the St. Petersburg stage.” – Peter A. Balaskas, Splash Magazine, “…relatively light and comedic…full of witty dialogue…” – J.A. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet and iOS and Android devices. Box Office: 800-219-8161 Box Office Box Office: 479-777-7477 | Admin: 479-445-6333 | P.O. JODI KIMURA* (Huong/Asian Girl/American Girl/Thu/Translator/Flower Girl) originally from Maui and now in LA, was Bloody Mary in the US Lincoln Center First National tour of SOUTH PACIFIC for which she earned a Helen Hayes nomination. After the fall of Saigon. Vi holds an MA in directing from Kansas State University and is the Founding Owner and Managing Curator of The Buffalo Room performance event space in Kansas City, MO. In Arkansas. Other credits include Kendra/Jenna in GLORIA (Hatch Arts Collective and Theatreworks Colorado Springs); Grace in F.O.B. Qui Nguyen wrote Vietgone to tell the story of his parents' meeting at a Vietnamese refugee camp in Arkansas in 1975. – The New York Times. In a refugee camp. Ask questions about the play, the characters, and the process, and respond to the story and ideas aroused by the production. Miss Saigon is a classic example of the “white savior” trope in a theatrical context that also deals with the Vietnam War, and playwright Qui Nguyen has spoken about the way Vietgone is its philosophical opposite before: Vietgone is basically the anti-Miss Saigon. Overall. An all-American love story about two very new Americans. Listen Free to Vietgone audiobook by Qui Nguyen with a 30 Day Free Trial! Scroll to see the full cast. Vietgone is an ode to the real-life courtship of Playwright Qui Nguyen’s parents. JEFF KIM (Quang) is thrilled to be making his St. Petersburg debut at American Stage Theatre! *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. By the end, however, this riotous theatrical cartoon won me over with its simple honesty." Amazon.com: Vietgone (Audible Audio Edition): Qui Nguyen, Will Dao, Desiree Mee Jung, Greg Watanabe, Paul Yen, Jeena Yi, L.A. 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