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VIETGONE

September 23 @ 2:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until September 23, 2018

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 23, 2018

One event on September 5, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on September 12, 2018 at 3:00pm

By Qui Nguyen, directed by Lavina Jadhwani

It’s 1975 and two young survivors (who may or may not be the playwright’s parents) meet in a Vietnamese refugee camp in mid-America shortly after the fall of Saigon. Will this strange new land of cowboys, hippies and bikers allow them to fall in love? Playwright Qui Nguyen’s wildly creative, irreverent style flips stereotypes on their head, remixing history and culture into a sexy, funny and energetic fantasia as he imagines how two soul mates might have found each other in a turbulent time. Equal parts road-trip adventure, buddy film, romantic comedy and ‘Hamilton’-esque rap musical, this epic new play repurposes pop culture from the last forty years to tell its “probably-mostly-true” story. Directed by Lavina Jadhwani, Vietgone takes a no-holds-barred approach, transporting you through time and across the globe to put an innovative spin on a critical moment in our history.

*Warning, contains strong language and adult themes.

Please note that the production incorporates the use of fog and haze, as well as flashing lights.

Venue

Writers Theatre
325 Tudor Court
Glencoe, IL 60022 United States
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Box Office Contact:
847-242-6000 or boxoffice@writerstheatre.org
Box Office Hours:
Sunday & Monday (and days without evening performances): 12pm - 5pm; Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 6:30pm

Details

Date:
September 23
Time:
2:00 pm
Discipline:

More Event Details

Content Advisory
Contains strong language, sexual situations, violent images, and simulated drug use and vapor cigarettes. Production incorporates fog, haze, and flashing lights.
Age Recommendations
14 and up
Special Notes
Evening performances may end after Chicago curfew for 12-16 year olds

Location Details:

https://www.writerstheatre.org/directions

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