FRINGE FESTIVAL NYC - Aug. 12 - 28, 2016
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See Reclaiming Vietnam in NYC, Aug. 12-28, 2016.
Sunday, Aug. 14
2:00 - 3:00pm *
Thursday, Aug. 18
8:45 - 9:45pm
Sunday, Aug. 21
8:00 - 9:00pm +
Thursday, Aug. 25
5:00 - 6:00pm
Saturday, Aug. 27
9:15 - 10:15pm
* Talkback follows performance
+ Party at FringeLounge after performance
"I am here to explore the country that defines me...which I know so little about."
A young woman arrives in the homeland of her father. Vietnam represents a part of her identity she has rejected for most of her life, wishing to be seen as an American (like her Caucasian mother) and not "the other" (like her Vietnamese father). A spontaneous moonlight ride on a motorbike ends in a crash and old memories surface. The play alternates between her present-day search for identity in Vietnam and flashbacks to her attempts to confront her personal history. Each experience strengthens her resolve to speak the truth and in the process, reclaim what was lost.