Opened Sep 22, 2013
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Trieu Tran and his family barely escaped Vietnam when he was six years old, but his perilous adventure was only beginning. An attack by pirates, a cold reception for refugees in Saskatchewan, a turbulent home life with an abusive father, poverty, Boston gang life and sexual assault. Written by Tran in collaboration with the work's director, Robert Egan, Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam is a fight for survival against insurmountable odds, a story of redemption through education and art and ultimately an overwhelming act of bravery.