WORLD PREMIERE of
CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND
Cambodian Rock Band
By Lauren Yee
Music by Dengue Fever
Directed by Chay Yew
Music Direction by Matt MacNelly
Dramaturgy by Andy Knight
Cast: Kim Abraham, Brooke Ishibashi, Raymond Lee, Jane Lui, Joseph Ngo and Daisuke Tsuji
About the Play
Part comedy, part mystery, part rock concert, this thrilling story toggles back and forth in time, as father and daughter face the music of the past. Neary, a young Cambodian American has found evidence that could finally put away the Khmer Rouge’s chief henchman. But her work is far from done. When Dad shows up unannounced—his first return to Cambodia since fleeing 30 years ago—it’s clear this isn’t just a pleasure trip. Recommendation: Age 13 and above. Contains adult language.
Courtesy of Illuminations: The Chancellor's Arts & Culture Initiative, round trip bus shuttle to theatre and tickets to WORLD PREMIERE of play Cambodian Rock Band followed by a Post-Show Talk Back free to UC Irvine students.
You can also attend a special presentation by playwright Laureen Yee and dramaturg Andy Knight of Cambodian Rock Band followed by a Q&A at UC Irvine on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Social Science Hall 100 from 11:00am-12:30pm, see: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/special-presentation-by-playwright-laureen-yee-and-dramaturg-andy-knight-of-world-premiere-of-tickets-41510222192
Also, South Coast Repertory is providing $10 discounted tickets for students to see the play on their own from March 4-18, 2018. Use discount code UCICRB when ordering directly from SCR or call (714) 708-5555. See the play and stay for a Post-Show Talk Back with the cast on March 13 & 14. Section A or B seating, 2 tickets per household, and subject to availability.