"Vietgone" (Manhattan Theatre Club, 2016/South Coast Rep, 2015) ***WORLD PREMIERE*** ***NOMINEE, 2017 Lucille lortel awards for outstanding play***
Directed by May Adrales Written by Qui Nguyen Scenic Design by Timothy Mackabee
Lighting Design by Jaymi Smith/Justin Townsend Video/Projection Design by Jared Mezzochi
It’s the classic story of boy meets girl – except this boy and girl are refugees from the Vietnam War newly settled in a relocation camp inside Middle America. Borrowing elements from the world of up-to-the-minute popular culture to recreate the playwright’s own parents’ meeting, Vietgone ranges from hilarity to heart-wrenching drama.