VIETGONE

 

Mar. 14 - Apr. 8, 2018

by Qui Nguyen

A modern twist on the All-American love story, Vietgone pulses with contemporary energy. It’s the classic boy meets girl – except this boy and girl are refugees from the Vietnam War newly settled in a relocation camp in Fort Chaffee, Arkansas. Borrowing from up-to-the-minute popular culture to recreate the playwright’s own parents’ meeting, Vietgone ranges from hilarity to heart-wrenching drama, skipping through time and around the globe. Fresh from its acclaimed 2017 New York debut — and written by an Arkansas native — Vietgone presents a fresh theatrical take on one real family’s history. Directed by Kholoud Sawaf.

“A raucous, immensely moving comedy with a fresh, impish voice.” - The New York Times (Critics' Pick)

“Four stars! A high-energy triumph.- The Guardian

“Sexy, sassy and exuberant.- Time Out NY

PERFORMANCES


Wednesdays 7:30, Thursdays 7:30, Fridays 7:30, Saturdays 2:00 and 7:30, Sundays 2:00

 Single tickets range from $15-45—or, subscribe to the full six-play season starting at just $89. Discounts are available for groups of eight or more.

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Sponsored in part by Susan and Orville Hall and Denise and Hershey Garner.

 

Meet the Director


Kholoud Sawaf (DirectorKholoud Sawaf is artist-in-residence at TheatreSquared, where she has assistant directed numerous productions over the course of four seasons. She is a recipient of the 2017 Classical Directing Fellowship from the Drama League in New York. Most recently, she assistant directed Vietgone at the Manhattan Theatre Club (Jonathan Alper Directing Fellow) and at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, both under the direction of May Adrales; was a Lab Company Fellow at Hangar Theatre; and collaborated on four productions with Shakespeare & Co. in Massachusetts and Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in New York . She was instrumental in TheatreSquared’s three-year $250,000 grant award from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, and is developing an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet with T2 that will be set in contemporary Damascus. Born and raised in Damascus, Syria, she worked with the Al Qabbani and Al-Hamra theatres at an early age and attended the Performing Arts Program at American University in Sharjah, where she also collaborated with Skyline Theatre. She is a member of the Nihna Cultural Group in Damascus and holds an MFA in Directing from University of Arkansas.