Poor Yella Rednecks: Vietgone 2By Qui Nguyen
Directed by Jaime Castañeda
Mar 30–May 7, 2023
THE STRAND THEATER
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
Drinks & DramaMar 31
Teacher PreviewApr 6
Meads Reads (InterACT at Home)Apr 18 at 6 p.m.
Audience ExchangeApr 18 at 7 p.m.; Apr 30 at 2 p.m.; May 3 at 2 p.m.
Pride NightApr 19
Tasting NightMay 2
PlaytimeMay 6 at 2 p.m.
All titles, schedules, and artists are subject to change. No refunds. Tickets are for personal use and not for resale.
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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.
Jenny Nguyen Nelson
AMANDA LE NGUYEN