A WILD ROAD-TRIP ROMANCE THROUGH THE HEARTLAND OF AMERICA
Saigon has fallen. Helicopter pilot Quang and strong-willed Tong have both narrowly escaped the end of the Vietnam War and find themselves in a new and deeply strange country.
Thrown together in the arrival camp in Arkansas, they must navigate a mystifying dust land of rednecks, bikers, hippies and cowboys. Tong wants to make a fresh start in the land of opportunity, while Quang just wants to get home. But what if the spark growing between them was to ignite?
With its in-your-face ninja action and pulse-pounding hip-hop music, Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone is an inventive and genre-bending live-action theatrical cartoon — an irreverent, pulp fiction-style take on the love story that may (or may not) have led to his own birth.
This perfect finale to 2023 will be co-directed by Dan Evans and Ngọc Phan on the Playhouse stage at QPAC. Cue the glitter cannon.
2hrs 30mins (incl. interval)
November 4th, 2023
November 18th, 2023
QPAC is located in a vibrant part of the city that is currently experiencing growth and development including roadworks that have temporarily changed access to the Centre, in particular the car park.
Please note, current roadworks may cause delays in travel times and we suggest you leave extra time to get to QPAC, so you don’t miss the start of your performance.
Train Stop at South Brisbane Station, opposite QPAC in Grey Street
Bus From 15 August the outbound bus services platform has moved to the end of Victoria Bridge across to the other side of Grey St (Melbourne St, opposite Starbucks Coffee). Platform 2 and Platform 3 will remain in this location for the duration of the Brisbane Metro works. Services will continue to operate from this temporary location as per bus timetables.
CityCat Stop at the South Bank ferry stop, which is only a short walk along the river from QPAC
Taxi The taxi area is located on the Grey Street side of QPAC. Free taxi phones are located in the Melbourne Street foyer, Cremorne Theatre lobby and near the Playhouse cloakroom.
Driving to QPAC From mid-July 2022 until 2024 road directions and access around QPAC and the Queensland Culture Centre will change due to ongoing Brisbane Metro construction. One of the most significant changes will be the permanent closure of Melbourne St between Grey St and Hope St to general vehicular traffic.
Access to the Cultural Centre car parks and the QPAC drop off zone opposite the South Brisbane train station will be via Montague Road.
Car Parking There are a range of parking options around QPAC including the following:
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre Parking the best option for the Playhouse, with easy access via Russell Street. Entry via Grey Street (northbound) or Merivale Streets (southbound).
South Bank Parking Entry via Tribune or Glenelg Streets
Secure Parking offer evening and weekend parking at SW1 (32 Cordelia Street). Parking must be pre-booked online using Secure-a-Spot by selecting car park SW1. Once booked you will receive a PIN to enter and exit the car park.
★★★★ “High-energy triumph is welcome response to whitewashing.” - The Guardian
“Vietgone, a raucous comedy… that strafes just about every subject it tackles and every character it presents.” - New York Times
Co-Director: Daniel Evans
Co-Director: Ngọc Phan
Designer: Christina Smith
Associate Costume Designer: Nathalie Ryner
Lighting Designer: Bernie Tan-Hayes
Composer/Sound Designer: Mike Willmett
Sound System Designer: Michael Waters
Video Designer: Nevin Howell
Choreography and Movement: Kate Harman and Gavin Webber
Hip Hop Consultant: Minh Nguyen
Stage Manager: Yanni Dubler
Assistant Stage Manager: Bridget O'Brien
SM Secondment: Leila Marsden
Cast includes: Aljin Abella, Patrick Jhanur, Hieu Luong, Kristie Nguy, Ngọc Phan and Will Tran
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