Vietgone (Paperback)

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Vietgone (Paperback)


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An all-American love story about two very new Americans. It's 1975. Saigon has fallen. He lost his wife. She lost her fianc . But now in a new land, they just might find each other. Using his uniquely infectious style The New York Times calls "culturally savvy comedy" - and skipping back and forth from the dramatic evacuation of Saigon to the here and now - playwright Qui Nguyen gets up-close-and-personal to tell the story that led to the creation of...Qui Nguyen.

Product Details ISBN: 9780573706479
ISBN-10: 0573706476
Publisher: Concord Theatricals
Publication Date: June 8th, 2018
Pages: 100
Language: English
CRITICS' PICK! "A raucous comedy by Qui Nguyen that strafes just about every subject it tackles and every character it presents [...] Mr. Nguyen’s fresh and impish voice rarely lets up as he thumbs his nose at our expectations." - The New York Times

CRITICS' PICK! "Vietgone is easily the freshest, most exuberantly youthful piece I’ve seen at MTC in ages: a punch-drunk mash-up of hip-hop, road movies, sex farce and Vietnamese-American history. Oh, also kick-ass fights." - Time Out New York

"An unlikely intermingling of family play, history play, sex farce, action flick, and cultural critique. It is overtly rollicking and sneakily moving." - The Guardian

"Vietgone makes you believe that epic tales of heroism and loss exist all around us in this nation of immigrants." - TheaterMania

CRITICS' PICK! "Vietgone careens wildly, threatening whiplash to heighten our amusement. By the end, however, this riotous theatrical cartoon won me over with its simple honesty." - Los Angeles Times

"Vietgone rides a wave of profane irreverence, sprawling storytelling, spiky humor, bald stereotypes and in the end a searing personal testament that honors the people on whose soil the war was fought [...] Nguyen understands confidently that his story possesses an intrinsic weight and he doesn’t need to preach. He writes with laughter, satire, anger and profanity." - The Star Tribune