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  Vietgone at Studio Theatre

Vietgone

Studio Theatre
1501 14th St. NW Washington

In a Vietnamese refugee camp in Arkansas circa 1975, two bereaved Saigon natives find love in a strange new land. So goes Vietgone, a bold new romantic comedy by "geek theater" impresario Qui Nguyen, an artist famous in New York for productions packed full of martial arts, sword fights and puppetry. Based on the lives of his own parents, Vietgone is a slightly more subtle affair, but still reflect Nguyen's irreverent humor and hip-hop-influenced aesthetic as it criss-crosses between the traumatic evacuation of Saigon and a turbulent yet passionate tale of love in the rural United States. See this wildly imaginative new work at Studio Theatre in D.C.

Thru - May 20, 2018

Tuesdays: 7:30pm
Wednesdays: 7:30pm
Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Sundays: 2:30pm


Box Office: 202-332-3300

www.studiotheatre.org/plays/play-detail/2017-2018-vietgone



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  Vietgone Reviews
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  • Somewhat Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Washington Post - Somewhat Recommended

"...But the trippy "Vietgone" is also so cartoonish and so long at 2½ hours that a lot of the shtick just doesn't stick. The show's downside is how drawn-out the love story feels, even given the offbeat appeal of the leads - Regina Aquino as Tong, a randy femme fatale who scoffs at romance, and Marc delaCruz as the wry, magnetically sexy Quang."
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Nelson Pressley


MetroWeekly - Highly Recommended

"...Studio Theatre's production adds an original folk-punk-rock score, by Jeff Song, to Nguyen's time-shifting take on the parallel postwar trajectories of Quang (Marc Delacruz) and Tong (Regina Aquino). The two refugees outlasted the Vietnam War to be airlifted out of Saigon and shipped to the U.S., where they first cross paths at a refugee camp in Arkansas."

Andre Hereford


DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...There is so much in this show to flip over, you could be dizzied by its delights. The fantastical story and kooky characters, the wicked humor and badass music, the frisky cast and musicians, the far-out design and direction-it's a full-on fusion of fun."
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John Stoltenberg


MD Theatre Guide - Highly Recommended

"...In addition to strong performances by the entire cast (particularly Marc Delacruz and Regina Aquino as the central couple), there are many clever touches to director Natsu Onoda Power’s production. Lighting designer Heather T. Gilbert uses flashing overhead lights to turn the set into Route 66 on Quang’s frantic road trip with Nahn; fight director Robb Hunter choreographs a kung fu movie-style sequence that is delightful. Most essential is Jeff Song’s score, which adds depth to the action of the script."
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Peter Orvetti


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