Cambodian Rock Band
by ​​​​Lauren Yee
with music by Dengue Fever
directed by ​​​May Adrales
Pacific Playwrights Festival
April 23, 2017 - April 23, 2017

In 1978, Chum fled Cambodia and narrowly escaped the murderous Khmer Rouge regime. Thirty years later, he returns in search of his wayward daughter and is forced to finally face the music. A play with horror, humor, pathos … and songs by the best unknown rock band in Cambodia!

A $​​80 package to see all four readings and the production of Yoga Play is available online, or by calling the Box Office at (714) 708-5555. This package is available to SCR Super Subscribers for $70—only by phone.

Theatre professionals: please purchase your tickets here or contact the box office at (714) 708-5555.

Lauren Yee's play King of the Yees premieres this season at The Goodman Theatre and Center Theatre Group, followed by a production at ACT Theatre. She also recently developed Manford at Half Court, or The Great Leap at Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ New Play Summit. Her other plays include Ching Chong Chinaman (Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Mu Performing Arts), The Hatmaker’s Wife (Playwrights Realm, Moxie Theatre, PlayPenn), Hookman (Encore, Company One), In a Word (San Francisco Playhouse, Cleveland Public Theatre, Strawdog Theatre Company), Samsara (Victory Gardens, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center/National Playwrights Conference, Bay Area Playwrights Festival) and The Tiger Among Us (MAP Fund, Mu). She is a former Dramatists Guild Fellow, MacDowell Colony Fellow, Public Theater Emerging Writers Group member, Women’s Project Lab playwright, Second Stage Shank playwright-in-residence, Playwrights’ Center Core Writer and Playwrights Realm Page One resident playwright. She is a member of the Ma-Yi Writers’ Lab, with current commissions from the Denver Center, Lincoln Center/LCT3, Mixed Blood Theatre, Portland Center Stage, South Coast Repertory and Trinity Repertory Company. Yee earned a BA from Yale University and an MFA from UC San Diego.

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