Poor Yella Rednecks
by ​​Qui Nguyen
directed by ​​May Adrales
SEGERSTROM STAGE
March 30, 2019 - April 27, 2019

5 Plays for the Price of 4

In the award-winning Vietgone, Qui Nguyen recounted his parents’ hot and hilarious courtship in a Vietnamese refugee camp in 1975. Now, six years later, Tong and Quang are building new lives in a foreign land called Arkansas. But marriage is hard – especially when she’s having doubts and his first one isn’t over yet. One family’s history makes for a raucously funny, deeply moving take on the immigrant story, told with hip-hop style.

Previews: ​ ​March 30 - April 4, 201​9
First Night: ​ ​April 5, 201​9
Regular Performances: April 6-27, 201​9

Recommendation: High school and above. Contains adult language and smoking and a recap of Vietgone.

Qui Nguyen is a playwright, screenwriter and co-founder of the Obie Award-winning Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company (New York City). His plays include Vietgone (2016 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, 2016 LADCC Ted Schmitt Award, 2016 Edward M. Kennedy Prize finalist); War is F**king Awesome (Frederick Loewe Award); She Kills Monsters (2014 AATE Distinguished Play Award, 2012 GLAAD Media Award nomination); Soul Samurai (2009 GLAAD Media Award nomination) and the critically acclaimed Vampire Cowboys shows The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G, Alice in Slasherland, Fight Girl Battle World, Men of Steel, Six Rounds of Vengeance and Living Dead in Denmark. His awards include a 2016 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program (“Peg+Cat”) and a 2015 New York Community Trust Helen Merrill Playwriting Award. He is a proud member of the Writer’s Guild of America, The Dramatists Guild, The Playwrights’ Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre and the Ma-Yi Writers Lab. He’s an alumnus of New Dramatists and Youngblood. For television, he has written for PBS’s “Peg+Cat” and SYFY’s “Incorporated” and is a screenwriter for Marvel Studios.

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HONORARY PRODUCERS
Marci Maietta Weinberg & Bill Weinberg 
Talya Nevo-Hacohen & Bill Schenker

MEDIA PARTNERS
KCRW

 

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