Check Out What Critics Are Saying About “Cambodian Rock Band”

Cast of Cambodian Rock Band off-Broadway production. Phtoto by Joan Marcus

ACT Theatre and 5th Avenue Theatre will stage Cambodian Rock Band September 29 through November 5. Playing in ACT Theatre’s Falls Theatre, Cambodian Rock Band is presented in association with Alley Theatre, Arena Stage, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

Guitars tuned. Mic checked. Get ready to rock! This darkly funny hit play with music tells the story of a Khmer Rouge survivor returning to Cambodia for the first time in thirty years, as his daughter prepares to prosecute one of Cambodia’s most infamous war criminals. Backed by a live band playing contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies, this thrilling story toggles back and forth in time as father and daughter face the music of the past.

Check out what the critics have to say about this groundbreaking play from Lauren Yee, and get your tickets today.

“Wittily funny, wonderfully complex, and deeply moving.”

New York Theatre Guide

“Powerful. A gloriously raucous affair, as that line between theater and concert is obliterated in a cloud of joy.”

Houston Chronicle

“A grab bag full of dichotomies, the funny and the frightful, the cheeky and the cheerless, the musical and the murderous. And it works splendidly.”

Houston Press

“Yee has made her characters so joyfully and ridiculously human that it’s impossible – to a heartbreaking degree – not to identify with them.”

Los Angeles Times

“A haunting, wise, political and personally searing show.”

Chicago Tribune

“Good old rock ‘n’ roll, Cambodian-style. Clap your hands, everybody, and sing along!”

The New York Times

“The guitars shred your heart.”

Time Out Chicago