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Poor Yella Rednecks: Vietgone 2

By Qui Nguyen

Directed by Jaime Castañeda

Mar 30–May 7, 2023


Approximately 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission

This production contains frequent mature language, depictions of and references to drug use and consensual sex, and stylized scenes of violence.

Poor Yella Rednecks: Vietgone 2

Mar 30–May 7, 2023

“Wildly exuberant, unabashedly over-the-top, and gleefully imaginative”


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In 2018, A.C.T. audiences enjoyed the first part of playwright Qui Nguyen’s kickass hip-hop trilogy about a Vietnamese family who swapped war-torn Saigon for rural ’70s Arkansas. We’re excited to finally bring you the second part of the story. The lovers from part one, Tong and Quang, are now married . . . that’s the good news. The bad news is that with low-wage jobs, a son struggling with English, and rumors of old flames, the challenges are only beginning.  

Nguyen reunites with Vietgone director Jaime Castañeda to draw from rap, leap into martial arts, and dig deep into his own family journey. Funny, sexy, and subversive, Poor Yella Rednecks confirms Nguyen as a groundbreaking American voice. Don't miss your chance to see this exciting story. Oh, and if you didn't see Vietgone, don't worry—we'll get you caught up in no time. 

“I'm thrilled to be back in San Francisco at one of my favorite theaters in the country. This sequel to Vietgone promises to be just as exciting. Qui's words will make you want to laugh and dance at the same time.

Vietgone and Poor Yella Rednecks director Jaime Castañeda

All titles, schedules, and artists are subject to change. No refunds. Tickets are for personal use and not for resale.

COVID-19 Safety Policy
American Conservatory Theater is happy to welcome you to our home. Our COVID-19 policy is in accordance with guidelines provided by the State of California and City of San Francisco. At this time this means that masking is encouraged but not required. It also means that vaccination checks are no longer required to see a performance. These policies will be updated if city guidelines change.

Production Photos


Will Dao

Christine Jamlig

Jenny Nguyen Nelson

Hyunmin Rhee

Jomar Tagatac




Tong, Huong/San/Cop/Thu

Nhan/Cowboy/Little Man/Grocery Boy, Playwright/Immigration Officer/British Narrator/Bobby/Tommy/Grocery Boy