Cambodian Rock Band

Cambodian Rock Band

by  Lauren Yee

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3m, 1f, 2m or f

A play with horror, humor, pathos … and songs by the best unknown rock band in Cambodia!
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Cambodian Rock Band

by  Lauren Yee

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    Cast Size

    3m, 1f, 2m or f
  • Duration


    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

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In 1978, Chum fled Cambodia and narrowly escaped the murderous Khmer Rouge regime. Thirty years later, he returns in search of his wayward daughter, Neary. Jumping back and forth in time, thrilling mystery meets rock concert as both father and daughter are forced to face the music of the past.

From playwright Lauren Yee (King of the Yees, The Great Leap) comes a story filled with horror, humor, pathos, and songs by the best unknown rock band in Cambodia!

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“A fierce, gorgeous, heartwarming, comedic fairy tale... Yee has made her characters so joyfully and ridiculously human that it’s impossible not to identify with them.” - The Los Angeles Times, Read More

"It’s a wonderful, strange, moving, tuneful (even toe-tapping) experience, one like no other!" - San Diego Gay and Lesbian News, Read More


  • Excerpts from the South Coast Repertory World Premiere
  • Cambodian Rock Band SCR Trailer
  • Music and Inspiration for Cambodian Rock Band
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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $125 per performance



  • Time Period: 1970s
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: The play is set in: phnom penh, cambodia (april 2008), outer phnom penh, cambodia(april 1978), and phnom penh (april 1975). cambodian new year happens in april. 


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Lauren Yee

Lauren was born and raised in San Francisco and currently lives in New York City. Her plays include CHING CHONG CHINAMAN (Pan Asian, Mu Performing Arts, SIS Productions, Impact Theatre), CREVICE (Impact), THE HATMAKER’S WIFE (The Playwrights Realm, The Hub, Moxie Theatre, AlterTheater, PlayPenn), HOOKMAN (Encore Theatr ...

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