Part of FringeNYC: After rejecting her Vietnamese identity, Kim travels to Vietnam, the birthplace of her father. As she discovers the beauty of her roots, she is forced to combat the demons of her past, and learn the power of forgiveness. More…
Categories: Drama, FringeHIGH, Solo Show, Local. Written by Kim Chinh. Directed by Elizabeth Browning.
FROM THE ARTIST:
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.
See it if you want a story that will leave you cheering and inspired by the boldness of the writer/performer. Beautiful & powerful – soul-filled story
Don't see it if you don’t enjoy autobiographical solo shows.
See it if The show and actress take you on a trip with her to both Vietnam and to her identity - unraveling heartaches and elation. Its an adventure.
Don't see it if don't see it if you are under 12 years old.
See it if You are entertained by a story of reconciliation with a story that tugs at your moral compass. It has a healing quality every performance.
Don't see it if If you are not interested in the human condition and the ability to grow and heal. If you are a cynic about hope & healing or other cultures
See it if You wish to see a powerful presentation, one that dares to confront challenging emotional, familial, and cultural issues.
Don't see it if You are triggered by references to child sexual abuse.
See it if You are sensitive, you are not afraid to face reality, you have ever struggled with identity or family dysfunction
Don't see it if You can't handle the truth