**ConFest 2018: Chicago Partner Event**
Use code CAATA at checkout for $20 discounted tickets for performances August 15-26.
Written by Qui Nguyen
Original Music & Music Direction by Gabriel Ruiz
Choreographed by Tommy Rapley
Directed by Lavina Jadhwani
Featuring: Aurora Adachi-Winter, Rammel Chan, Emjoy Gavino, Ian Michael Minh and Matthew C. Yee.
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
Pictured: Matthew C. Yee and Aurora Adachi-Winter. Photo by Saverio Truglia.