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Reclaiming Vietnam (FringeNYC)
East Village

Reclaiming Vietnam (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(8 Reviews)
Members say
Absorbing, Profound, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intense

About the Show

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.

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Member Reviews (8)

Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Riveting, Relevant

See it if Enjoy memoirs. Believes in forgiveness

Don't see it if Can't bear to listen to accounts of child molestation.

Profound, Relevant, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

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.

Critic Reviews (4)

August 17th, 2016

“Chinh loosely connects the stories she tells, but rarely allows the writing to get specific enough for the audience to experience emotional catharsis of their own...Feels like a highly edited version of Chinh’s story, with the rough edges smoothed out. The emotions that drove her to finally connect with where her family comes from are never addressed, so much of the story lacks urgency...I was left with a lot of lingering questions.”
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August 23rd, 2016

"A moving memoir piece…Kim Chinh exudes a quiet, elegant strength…Browning has directed this personal statement with sensitivity...She has assisted Chinh in telling this tragic story in a way that is uplifting as well as a call to action...There is incredible courage required to present an autobiographical work, and it’s great when the piece is elevated above sentimentality to expose hard truths through the power of good storytelling."
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August 15th, 2015

"It’s a complex story with a subject matter that’s not easy to tackle. beautifully directed by Elizabeth Browning...Chinh’s dialogue and lyrical storytelling sees our protagonist confronting her demons by speaking the truth...'Reclaiming Vietnam' is told with honesty and serenity, without a hint of anger. If one person’s story, told through theatre, can lead others on a personal journey to speak out on a subject that until now has been hidden, then it can only be a good thing."
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August 21st, 2015

"Kim Chinh has mastered the art of storytelling in her new one-woman show...She has the knack of being able to transport you into the heart of this country, feeling that you are travelling on this journey with her…Her movements are simple and understated, but this subtlety is what makes this show such a treat: they keep you captivated and on the edge of your seat, entangling you in her story. This is a raw piece which leaves you with a mixture of emotions."
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