Vietgone at the Writers Theater


Writers Theatre 

325 Tudor Ct, Glencoe, IL 60022 


August 15, 2018
7:30 pm
September 23, 2018
2:00 pm
6:00 pm


Written by Qui Nguyen

Original Music & Music Direction by Gabriel Ruiz

Choreographed by Tommy Rapley

Directed by Lavina Jadhwani

AUGUST 15 - SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

Featuring: Aurora Adachi-Winter, Rammel Chan, Emjoy Gavino, Ian Michael Minh and Matthew C. Yee.

It's 1975 and two young survivors (who may or may not be the playwright's parents) meet in a Vietnamese refugee camp in mid-America shortly after the fall of Saigon. Will this strange new land of cowboys, hippies and bikers allow them to fall in love? Playwright Qui Nguyen’s wildly creative, irreverent style flips stereotypes on their head, remixing history and culture into a sexy, funny and energetic fantasia as he imagines how two soul mates might have found each other in a turbulent time.

Equal parts road-trip adventure, buddy film, romantic comedy and Hamilton-esque rap musical, this epic new play repurposes pop culture from the last forty years to tell its “probably-mostly-true” story. Directed by Lavina Jadhwani, Vietgone takes a no-holds-barred approach, transporting you through time and across the globe to put an innovative spin on a critical moment in our history. 

*Warning, contains strong language and adult themes


Tuesdays – Saturdays 7:30pm  
select Sundays at 6pm

Saturdays 3pm
select Sundays at 2pm
select Wednesdays at 3pm

  • This is a reserved seat venue. Doors to the performance space will open approximately 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the performance.
  • There is no late seating or readmittance.
  • For performances listed as “Sold Out,” contact the Box Office for more information about our standby and wait list options as well as for assistance locating currently available dates and times.

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