In this high-octane comedy, 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. A story full of lust and heartache, cowboys and motorcycles from a screenwriter for Marvel Studios.
Jeffrey Song reflects what drew him to Vietgone, his collaboration with director Natsu Onoda Power, and the inspiration and influences behind the production's original 1970s-inspired music.Read More
Qui Nguyen is one of many Vietnamese-American artists and authors finding inventive ways to recount family history and examine the complicated legacy of the Vietnam War.Read More
Sometimes, the idea of a play exists long before its author is ready to write it. The play is usually biographical, some sort of family origin story, and the idea simmers and stews in the time it takes for the writer to find their voice. Like many a son or daughter, prodigal or not, an artist must venture into the world before they can come home again. Such is the case with Qui Nguyen's Vietgone.Read More