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American Conservatory Theater

Poor Yella Rednecks: Vietgone 2

March 30–May 7, 2023
The Strand Theater

A.C.T.

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. 

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