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VietLove or VietLust? : Vietgone @ South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa – Review

Written by Daniella Litvak 

In 2013 Qui Nguyen was part of the South Coast Repertory’s CrossRoads Initiative, a playwright residency program in Orange County.  During his time, Nguyen visited the Southeast Asian Archives at the University of California, Irvine.  There he found photographs of a subject near to his heart –Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, one the refugee camps where hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese refugees, including his own family, were relocated to following the fall of Saigon.  Seeing those photos finally made Nguyen commit to the project he wanted to write about for so long –a sex comedy starring his parents.  Continue Reading

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