Friday, May 18, 2018
6:30 PM – Pre-Show Happy Hour at Studio Theatre
7:30 PM – Vietgone in Studio's transformed Stage 4 (SOLD OUT)
After-Party – Penthouse Pool Club at VIDA U Street

Celebrate spring with Studio’s young professionals group, Friends With Benefits, at our favorite party of the season: the Fling. We're kicking off the night with a pre-show happy hour at Studio and a performance of Vietgone written by Qui Nguyen, a Marvel Studios screenwriter. Then get ready to assemble, Avengers: we're partying all night long with the Vietgone cast. Don't miss out!


It’s the curse of popularity: We are currently SOLD OUT for the performance of Vietgone at 7:30PM. However, FWB members, don’t worry; you can still join us for the pre-show happy hour and after party at the Penthouse Pool Club at no charge! Just RSVP by emailing Sarah Cooke at scooke@studiotheatre.org, and we’ll be sure to get you information before the event.


Join Friends With Benefits—we’ll keep the drama onstage. All FWB members get BOGO tickets to Studio productions, as well as two tickets to the Fling and invitations to special events and happy hours all year long. Because friends don't let friends go to parties alone—or miss out on great ones. Not to mention, you get to decide how you pay for your membership: in monthly installments, or the full amount up front.

Looking for a little more? First Base memberships start at $10 a month. Looking for more? Check out our range of membership levels, tailored for even more access to Studio. To join at any level, simply select "Friends With Benefits" as your gift designation on Studio's Donate Now page. We'll email you to confirm your tickets to the Fling.

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In this high-octane comedy, Marvel Studios screenwriter Qui Nguyen recreates (and kinda makes up) his parents’ reluctant courtship: Fresh from Saigon, they meet in an Arkansas refugee relocation camp in 1975. With pop culture, a live band, and plenty of funk-rock-punk-n-roll, Vietgone follows these new Americans through a bewildering land.