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.
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