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  Poor Yella Rednecks at South Coast Repertory

Poor Yella Rednecks

South Coast Repertory
655 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa

In the award-winning Vietgone, Qui Nguyen recounted his parents' hot and hilarious courtship in a Vietnamese refugee camp in 1975. Now, six years later, Tong and Quang are building new lives in a foreign land called Arkansas. But marriage is hard​-especially when she's having doubts and his first one isn't over yet. One family's history makes for a raucously funny, deeply moving take on the immigrant story, told with hip-hop style.

Thru - Apr 27, 2019

Tuesdays: 7:30pm
Wednesdays: 7:30pm
Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:30pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:30pm & 7:30pm

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

Box Office: 714-708-5555

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Los Angeles Times - Recommended

"...In "Vietgone," playwright Qui Nguyen tells the story of how his parents met after escaping the Vietnam War and landing in the same resettlement camp in Arkansas. It's a tale of traumatic displacement written and performed with unstoppable comic verve that sneakily brings the reality of the refugee experience vividly to life."
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Charles McNulty

Broadway World - Highly Recommended

"...While having seen that excellent first chapter is certainly an enhancement to this new experience in order to make a direct connection between both plays (at least for a bit in the beginning) , this incredibly funny, incredibly innovative, and incredibly well-acted follow-up is, by itself, a singular, superb stand-alone gem. I truly cannot recommend this play-with-music enough."
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Michael Quintos

Stage Scene LA - Highly Recommended

"...Vietgone's Quang and Tong are back at South Coast Repertory and facing their not quite happily ever after in Qui Nguyen's laugh-and-rap-packed World Premiere comedy Poor Yella Rednecks."
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Steven Stanley

Gia on the Move - Highly Recommended

"...What resonates so very much in this production is Qui’s relationship with his grandmother. The hardest choice that must be made for little Qui to thrive in America is precious and heart-wrenching …honored by the playwright’s funny and beautiful memories of his bŕ ngoại."
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Tracey Paleo

Theatre Notes - Highly Recommended

"...Under the energetic direction of May Andrales, the action is kicked up with performances of passionate hip-hop rhymes and precision dancing throughout the show (Lawrence Kao hip-hop consultant), that adds immeasurably to the over-all excitement. Adding to the whiz in the bang of action, projections by Jared Mezzocchi flood the stage with colorful images."
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Paul Myrvold

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