A staged reading followed by Q&A of POOR YELLA REDNECKS

Department: Asian American Studies

Date and Time: February 28, 2019 | 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

Event Location: Engineering Lecture Hall 100

Event Details

You're welcome to attend a staged reading followed by Q&A with cast & crew of POOR YELLA REDNECKS

Participants: playwright Qui Nguyen, director May Adrales, and actors Paco Tolson, Samantha Quan, Tim Chiou, and Eugene Young along with Kimberly Colburn, Literary Director, and Andy Knight, Associate Literary Director of South Coast Repertory Theater.

Engineering Lecture Hall 100, UC Irvine

About the Play

In the award-winning Vietgone, Qui Nguyen recounted his parents’ hot and hilarious courtship in a Vietnamese refugee camp in 1975. Now, six years later, Tong and Quang are building new lives in a foreign land called Arkansas. But marriage is hard – especially when she’s having doubts and his first one isn’t over yet. One family’s history makes for a raucously funny, deeply moving take on the immigrant story, told with hip-hop style.

WORLD PREMIERE of play at South Coast Repertory Theater (March 30 - April 27, 2019)

Reading held in Professor Linda Vo's Asian American Communities class
Free and open to the public.
For further info: volt@uci.edu

Sponsored by UCI Illuminations: The Chancellor's Arts & Culture Initiative, Department of Asian American Studies, Viet Stories: Vietnamese American Oral History Project, and UCI Libraries Orange County & Southeast Asian Archive Center.

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