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‘Poor Yella Rednecks’ announces Off-Broadway cast

The New York premiere will begin performances in October as part of Manhattan Theatre Club’s 2023-24 season.

Allison Considine
Allison Considine

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced the full cast for the New York premiere of Qui Nguyen’s Poor Yella Rednecks, which will begin performances on October 10 at New York City Center.

The cast, led by director May Adrales, will feature Jon Hoche, Ben Levin, Samantha Quan, Jon Norman Schneider, Maureen Sebastian, and Paco Tolson.

Poor Yella Rednecks follows a young Vietnamese family’s fumbling attempts to make Arkansas home and chase the American dream. The play, co-commissioned by South Coast Repertory and Manhattan Theatre Club, is a sequel to Nquyen’s Vietgone, a romantic comedy amid the traumas of the Vietnam War. The plays — which will be a three-part series — infuse history with humor, pop culture references, and comic book influences.

The creative team will include Tim Mackabee (scenic design), Valérie Thérèse Bart (costume design), Lap Chi Chu (lighting design), Shane Rettig (original music and sound design), Jared Mezzocchi (projection design), David Valentine (puppet design), Kenny Seymour (arrangements). Alyssa K. Howard will serve as the production stage manager.

Check back for information on Poor Yella Redneck tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Photo credit: Jon Hoche, Ben Levin, Samantha Quan, Jon Norman Schneider, Maureen Sebastian, and Paco Tolson. (Photos courtesy of the production)

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