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Complete casting announced for MTC's Vietgone

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

The Manhattan Theatre Club has announced complete casting for the New York premiere of Vietgone, written by Qui Nguyen and directed by May Adrales, which begins previews on 4 October 2016, before an official opening on 25 October and a limited engagement through to 27 November 2016.

The cast of Vietgone includes Jon Hoche (Asian Guy/American Guy/Nhan/Khue), Jennifer Ikeda (​Tong), Raymond Lee (Quang), Samantha Quan (Asian Girl/American Girl/Thu/Huong/Translator/Flower Girl) and Paco Tolson (Playwright/Giai/Bobby/Captain Chambers/Redneck Biker/Hippie Dude).

Synopsis: "A modern twist on the All-American love story, Qui Nguyen's new play Vietgone pulses with contemporary energy. It's the classic story of boy meets girl - except this boy and girl are refugees from the Vietnam War newly settled in a relocation camp inside Middle America. Borrowing elements from the world of up-to-the-minute popular culture to recreate the playwright's own parents' meeting, Vietgone skips through time and around the globe to present a fresh theatrical take on a moving account of one real family's history."

The creative team behind Vietgone has also been announced and features scenic design by Tim Mackabee, costume design by Anthony Tran, lighting design by Justin Townsend, original music and sound design by Shane Rettig, and projection design by Jared Mezzocchi.

Vietgone is produced in association with South Coast Repertory.

- by Tom Millward

Jon Hoche

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