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  Vietgone at David Henry Hwang Theater


David Henry Hwang Theater
120 Judge John Aiso St. Los Angeles

Vietgone spins a modern twist on the classic boy-meets-girl story: Quang and Tong are refugees fleeing the Vietnam War, who hook up and fall in love in a relocation camp in Arkansas. Bold and fearless, Vietgone takes audiences on a hilariously rip-roaring ride across 1970s America with a hot soundtrack that serves up hip-hop, sass, and revolution.

Thru - Nov 18, 2018

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm

Price: $30

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 213-625-7000

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  Vietgone Reviews
  • Highly Recommended
  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Los Angeles Times - Somewhat Recommended

"...At South Coast Rep, the gravitas of the final scene — in which, the Playwright returns to interview his now elderly father about his wartime experiences — was delivered almost as a coup. The ending is more organically reached in this East West Players production. A faint trail of tears — the audiences’ even more than the characters’ — guides the journey toward this reckoning between survivor father and artist son, a conclusion that daringly keeps an open mind about America’s controversial role in the Vietnam War."
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Charles McNulty

Broadway World - Recommended

"...VIETGONE should play well with the younger audience demographic, as Nguyen skews younger with plenty of street slang, cussing and rapping from his Vietnamese characters."
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Gil Kaan

Stage and Cinema - Highly Recommended

"...The writing is super solid, as are Kaitlyn Pietras and Jason H. Thompson’s sets and projection, but the production is shakily recommended because it almost works too hard to unearth the play’s universal core and loopy gifts. But it certainly finds gold amidst the ore, such as the touching scene when the playwright’s father, Quang, urges his son to understand that he’s neither Asian nor American — he’s Vietnamese — a gut-punching assessment that augments the conversation about immigration in the world right now."
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Tony Frankel

Stage Scene LA - Highly Recommended

"...Romantic comedy lovers are in for a treat as couple of Vietnamese evacuees in an Arkansas refugee camp circa 1975 fall reluctantly in love in Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone, one of East West Players’ all-around best productions in years."
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Steven Stanley

Stage Raw - Highly Recommended

"...Otherwise, this play is a very impressive achievement, and the current production at East West Players does it full justice."
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Terry Morgan

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