Qui Nguyen; dir: Jesca Prudencio.
The Lyceum Space:
A modern twist on the All-American love story, Qui Nguyenâ€™s new play Vietgone pulses with contemporary energy. Itâ€™s the classic story of boy meets girl â€“ except this boy and girl are refugees from the Vietnam War newly settled in a relocation camp inside Middle America. Borrowing elements from the world of up-to-the-minute popular culture to recreate the playwrightâ€™s own parentsâ€™ meeting, Vietgone ranges from hilarity to heart-wrenching drama. Nguyen and director May Adrales skip through time and around the globe to present a fresh theatrical take on a moving account of one real familyâ€™s history.