South Coast Repertory Theatre: Poor Yella Rednecks

South Coast Repertory Theatre: Poor Yella Rednecks



by Qui Nguyen
directed by May Adrales

About the Play

In the award-winning Vietgone, Qui Nguyen recounted his parents’ hot and hilarious courtship in a Vietnamese refugee camp in 1975. Now, six years later, Tong and Quang are building new lives in a foreign land called Arkansas. But marriage is hard – especially when she’s having doubts and his first one isn’t over yet. One family’s history makes for a raucously funny, deeply moving take on the immigrant story, told with hip-hop style.

Recommended for high school and above.The play contains adult language and smoking.

Courtesy of Illuminations: The Chancellor's Arts & Culture Initiative, round trip bus shuttle to theatre and tickets to WORLD PREMIERE of play Poor Yella Redneck followed by a Post-Show Talk Back on Tuesday, April 16 is free to UC Irvine students. Registration required and will be available in early April.

You can also attend a special guest lecture by the Poor Yella Rednecks cast/crew followed by a Q&A at UC Irvine on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Engineering Lecture Hall 100 from 12:30pm-1:50pm in Professor Linda Vo's Asian American Communities course. No registration required.

Also, South Coast Repertory is providing $10 discounted tickets for students to see the play on their own from March 30-April 27, 2019. Use discount code PYRSTUVO when ordering directly from SCR or call (714) 708-5555. 2 tickets per household, and subject to availability.

Event Details

  • When: Tuesday, April 16, 7:45 - 10:30 pm. | Meet at Aldrich Hall flagpole 6:45pm; bus departs promptly 7:00pm; see play and Post-Show Discussion with cast/crew 7:45pm; bus returns to UCI campus 10:30pm.
  • Where: South Coast Repertory Theatre, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92628
  • Organizer: Linda Vo (email)