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.
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.