Vietgone (Paperback)

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Full Length Play,
3m, 2f

WINNER! 2016 LA Drama Critics Circle Ted Schmitt Award
WINNER! 2016 ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award

An all-American love story about two very new Americans. It’s 1975. Saigon has fallen. He lost his wife. She lost her fiancé. 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.

Praise For…

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
Product Details
ISBN: 9780573706479
Publisher: Samuel French
Publication Date: July 26th, 2017
Pages: 98