Full casting has been announced for Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Vietgone, a new play by Qui Nguyen (She Kills Monsters), directed by May Adrales (Luce). The limited engagement will begin previews October 4 in advance of a October 25 opening night at New York City Center - Stage I.
The cast of Vietgone will feature Jon Hoche, Jennifer Ikeda, Raymond Lee, Samantha Quan, and Paco Tolson.
Vietgone is described as "the classic story of boy meets girl — except this boy and girl are refugees from the Vietnam War newly settled in a relocation camp inside Middle America." Borrowing elements from the world of up-to-the-minute popular culture, the show re-creates the playwright's own parents' meeting.
Produced in association with South Coast Repertory, Vietgone was originally commissioned and developed by South Coast Repertory as part of SCR CrossRoads, with funding from the Time Warner Foundation. It is a recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award.
The creative team for Vietgone features Tim Mackabee (scenic design), Anthony Tran (costume design), Justin Townsend (lighting design), Shane Rettig (original music and sound design), and Jared Mezzocchi (projection design).
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