Poor Yella Rednecks

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The author of the acclaimed Vietgone returns to MTC with the second play of his autobiographical trilogy about an immigrant family's bumpy road to the American dream. Told from the mother's perspective, Poor Yella Rednecks is the story of a young family's attempt to put down roots in Arkansas, a place as different from Vietnam as it gets. The production, filled with infectious music and unexpected humor, will reunite Qui Nguyen with director May Adrales for the next chapter in this highly entertaining and moving tale.

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Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I

(New York, NY)
131 West 55th Street
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
A dramatic comedy about the world of fantasy role-playing games, SHE KILLS MONSTERS tells the story of Agnes Evans as she comes to terms with the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When she finds Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she embarks on an adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge. In this high-octane comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen (VIETGONE) offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018
The first of three Monday evening new-play readings at South Coast Repertory for the 2018-19 season will be Eureka Day by Jonathan Spector. The NewSCRipts reading on Monday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m., is directed by Jennifer Chambers. Tickets are available at www.scr.org.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the recipients of the second and third rounds of the 2018 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. The awards, totaling $1,114,000 allow 27 productions extra time for the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, hoping to extend the life of the world premiere play after its first run.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
PlayMakers Repertory Company presents a?oeDairyland,a?? a world premiere comedy by Heidi Armbruster. This whimsical, heartfelt tale of one woman's journey from farm to table and table to farm is directed by Vivienne Benesch, and runs from October 16 to November 3, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Featuring a lively cast of dozens, delightful music, gorgeous costumes, and those deliciously spooky ghosts, the Bay Area's favorite holiday tradition returns as American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) presents its celebrated production of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
SuGeVi Productions announces the production of "She Kills Monsters" at the Arena Stage as part of Hollywood Fringe Festival 2019 in June. Written by award-winning playwright Qui Nguyen (Vietgone, Poor Yella Rednecks) and directed by Genny Wilson.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
American Conservatory Theatre's new season includes Caryl Churchill's acclaimed play, TOP GIRLS; the world premiere of Kate Attwell's TESTMATCH; Obie Award-winning playwright Will Eno's latest work, WAKEY, WAKEY; Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's shocking and scalpel-sharp dark comedy, GLORIA; Lydia R. Diamond's unforgettable baseball play, TONI STONE; the cult classic, Richard O'Brien's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW; and Qui Nguyen's raucously funny and deeply moving sequel to Vietgone, POOR YELLA REDNECKS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019
Three more productions have been announced for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2019-2020 season.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon and Executive Director Jennifer Bielsteinannounced the performance schedule for the previously announced productions that will make up the company's 2019-20 season. In addition, A.C.T. announced new weekday performance times for Geary Theater productions for the 2019-20 season.
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 16, 2019
She Kills Monsters is returning to The Arena Stage at Theatre of Arts in August. After a well-received run during the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2019, StageCrafts, run by Jenn and Greg Crafts, awarded "She Kills Monsters" the Producer's Encore Award. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019
The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present the 2019 Theatre Women Awards at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012) on Monday, March 25 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). For more information on the 2019 Theatre Women Awards, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.theatrewomen.org. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced three productions slated for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2019-2020 season.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
South Coast Repertory Artistic Director David Ivers and Managing Director Paula Tomei today announced the lineup for the 2019 Pacific Playwrights Festival (PPF). The annual showcase of new works kicks off on April 26 with a concert reading of a new musical adaptation of Prelude to a Kiss, directed by Ivers in his directorial debut as SCR's artistic director.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2019
The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present the 2019 Theatre Women Awards at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012) on Monday, March 25 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). For more information on the 2019 TheatreWomen Awards, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.theatrewomen.org.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
Tony Award winner and American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon and Executive Director Jennifer Bielstein announced today that tickets for A.C.T.'s 2019a?'20 season will be available beginning Friday, August 9 at 10 a.m
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
MTC announced ticketing information today for four upcoming world premiere productions in Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2019-2020 season, off-Broadway at New York City Center.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) and Daryl Roth, Cody Lassen, The Dodgers in association with the Vineyard Theatre have just announced the Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize winning How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel, with original stars Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse, directed by Mark Brokaw.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Honoring 20 years of award-winning and nationally recognized installation theatre in every corner of DC, Rorschach Theatre will present an electrifying season of things new and reimagined. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced the American premiere of the London Theatre Company (Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr) production of My Name is Lucy Barton starring Laura Linney (Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, 'Ozark'), by Elizabeth Strout (Olive Kitteridge), adapted by Rona Munro (The James Trilogy), and directed by Richard Eyre (The Crucible, Notes on a Scandal) as part of Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2019-2020 season. The New York production will be produced in association with Penguin Random House Audio.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) Incoming Artistic Director Nataki Garrett and Artistic Director Bill Rauch announced the Festival's 2020 playbill today. The season celebrates OSF's ongoing commitment to the work of Shakespeare, imaginative adaptations of beloved classics and illuminating new plays in a Jubilee year that includes two world-premiere American Revolutions commissions for only the second time in the Festival's history.
by Michael Quintos - Apr 22, 2019
If you are wondering whether it's necessary for you to have seen Qui Nguyen's critically-acclaimed 2015 play VIETGONE in order to enjoy its superior new sequel POOR YELLA REDNECKS, then don't worry too much about it. This incredibly funny, incredibly innovative, and incredibly well-acted follow-up is, by itself, a singular, superb stand-alone gem. All those loud laughs you're hearing in Costa Mesa for the past few weeks? They're all likely coming from South Coast Repertory, where this entertaining and thought-provoking must-see sequel is currently being presented in its first full World Premiere production through April 27, 2019 as part of the Tony Award-winning theater's annual Pacific Playwright's Festival. I truly cannot recommend this play-with-music enough.