The Programs in Theater and Music Theater and Princeton’s East West Theater present a live production of the musical Vietgone by Qui Nguyen with original music by Shane Rettig, performed outdoors on the Palmer House lawn for a limited audience.
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 soulmates might have found each other in a turbulent time.
Directed by faculty member Peter Kim and featuring performances by seniors Jacy Duan ’21 and Minjae Kim ’21, with music direction by Maddie Wu ’21 and stage management by Haley Zeng ’21.
Vietgone was presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.