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Vietgone - Full Length Play, Comedy

Vietgone

Qui Nguyen

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 2f

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

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Mandatory Music/Media Fee: $25 per performance

Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Biography, Romantic Comedy

More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century, 1970s

Settings Of Play - Several locations over the journey of Quang and Tong from Saigon to Fort Chaffee, Arkansas.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Play w/ Music, Stage Combat

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Drugs, Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes, Smoking

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway, The Ted Schmitt Award

WIINER! 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.

REVIEWS

CRITIC'S 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, Read More 

CRITIC'S 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 NY, Read More 

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

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

CRITIC'S 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." - The Los Angeles Times, Read More 

"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, Read More


Check out these photos from the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Vietgone in October 2016.


Vietgone premiered at the South Coast Repertory Theatre in Csta Mesa, CA in October 2015 under the direction of May Adrales.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Asian Actor(s), Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

QUANG
TONG
ASIAN GUY, AMERICAN GUY, NHAN, KHUE 
ASIAN GIRL, AMERICAN GIRL, THU, HUONG, TRANSLATOR, FLOWER GIRL 
PLAYWRIGHT, GIAI, BOBBY, CAPTAIN CHAMBERS, REDNECK BIKER, HIPPIE DUDE

Videos
  • Vietgone at MTC montage

  • Qui Nguyen and May Adrales discuss Vietgone

  • Excerpts from SOuth Coast Rep's production of Vietgone

Author
Qui Nguyen

Qui Nguyen

Qui Nguyen is a playwright, screenwriter, and co-founder of the OBIE Award-winning Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company of NYC. His plays include Vietgone (2016 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, 2016 LADCC Tim Schmitt Award, 2016 Edward M. Kennedy Prize finalist); War is F**king Awesome (Frederick Loewe Award); She Kills Monsters (2014 AATE Distinguished Play Award, 2012 GLAAD Media ... view full profile

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