Cambodian Rock Band
by Lauren Yee
music by Dengue Fever
directed by Chay Yew
WORLD PREMIERE
JULIANNE ARGYROS STAGE
March 4, 2018 - March 25, 2018

Cambodian_584x3124 for $100

Part comedy, part mystery, part rock concert, this thrilling story toggles back and forth in time, as father and daughter face the music of the past. Neary, a young Cambodian American has found evidence that could finally put away the Khmer Rouge’s chief henchman. But her work is far from done. When Dad shows up unannounced—his first return to Cambodia since fleeing 30 years ago—it’s clear this isn’t just a pleasure trip.

Previews: March 4–8, 2018
First Night: March 9, 2018
Regular Performances: March 10–25, 2018

Recommendation: Age 13 and above. Contains adult language.

Lauren Yee has written King of the Yees, which premiered last season at the Goodman Theatre and Center Theatre Group.She two plays scheduled for upcoming productions including The Great Leap (at Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Seattle Repertory, New York Stage and& Film and Atlantic Theatre Company) and King of the Yees (ACT Theatre and Canada's National Arts Centre). Her other plays include Ching Chong Chinaman (Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Mu Performing Arts), The Hatmaker’s Wife (The Playwrights Realm, Moxie Theatre, PlayPenn), Hookman (Encore Theatre , Company One Theatre), In a Word (San Francisco Playhouse, Cleveland Public Theatre, Strawdog Theatre Company), Samsara (Victory Gardens Theater, Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center/National Playwrights Conference, Bay Area Playwrights Festival), and The Tiger Among Us (MAP Fund, Mu Performing Arts). She was a Dramatists Guild Fellow, a MacDowell Fellow, a MAP Fund grantee, a member of The Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group, a Time Warner Fellow at the Women’s Project Playwrights Lab, the Shank Playwright-in-Residence at Second Stage Theatre, a Playwrights’ Center Core Writer and held the Page One Residency at Playwrights Realm. In a Word won the Francesca Primus Prize and was a finalist for the American Theatre Critics Association/Harold and Mimi Steinberg Award. The Hatmaker’s Wife was an Outer Critics Circle nominee for the John Gassner Award for best play by a new American playwright. Her work has been published by Samuel French. She currently has commissions from Geffen Playhouse, Lincoln Center/LCT3, Mixed Blood Theatre, Portland Center Stage and Trinity Repertory Theatre. Yee is a member of the Ma-Yi Writers' Lab; she earned a BA from Yale University and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego. laurenyee.com

Edgerton FoundationThis play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

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