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Vietnam Project II

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...a COMPELLING and GRIPPING ride!...RIVETING! -Martin Denton, read the full review here

by Derek Nguyen
directed by Kaipo Schwab

Photos from MONSTER 

Final Week - Ends April 17, 2011
at the West End Theater
263 W 86th Street (Broadway & West End Avenue)

Tue - Sat 7:30pm; Sat - Sun 2:30pm

Tickets $45 - Sen $35 - Stu $25 w/ valid photo ID
Preview Special: All tix $30, March 30-31 at 7:30pm
Purchase Tickets or call OvationTix: 212-352-3101
Rush Price $25: Limit of 6 tix per show, in-person only, first come, first serve.

“AFFECTING!straightforward direction…
and solid performances

maintain the necessary tension…of this important story!”

- Ron Cohen, Backstage, April 5, 2011
read more here

 “A private investigator’s past and present collide as he looks into the disappearance of a missing teenager...a two-tiered noir which unfolds against the backdrop of the legacy of the Vietnam War…”

- Andy Propst, TheaterMania, April 6, 2011
read more here

By Corky Lee

Daniel Lê and Tran T. Thuc Hanh
Daniel Lê and Deanna Gibson
Daniel Lê and Tonia Jackson
Daniel Lê and Claro de los Reyes
Daniel Lê and Justin R. G. Holcomb
School matinee performances:
March 31, April 5 and 14 at 11:00am
$12 per student, chaperones free
includes study guide and post-show discussion

Opening Night Tue April 5 at 7:00pm
$75, including post-show party with cast.

Call 212-868-4030 for School Mat or Opening Night reservations.
Inspired by a true story, MONSTER takes place in a California desert suburb where Vietnamese-American detective Tang Tran investigates the disappearance of a high school student following a brutal hate crime. MONSTER is a noir-esque production that uses multi-media to create an atmosphere where perspective manipulates objectivity and guilt fuses with innocence, revealing that Monsters don't only live underneath our beds—they also live within us.

Derek Nguyen’s plays include MOTHER'S MILK (Mark Taper Forum commission), A SLIGHT ITCH (Y2K New Voices Playwriting Award), LEE/GENDARY (three 2009 New York Innovative Theater Awards including Best Production of a Play), and MONSTER (Edgar Allan Poe Award nomination for Best Play). His screenplays include "Seeing Red" (dir: Liselle Mei and Joan Chen), "Noguchi" (dir. Risa Morimoto), and "The Potential Wives of Norman Mao (dir. Derek Nguyen). He’s received a NYFA grant, a Van Lier Fellowship at New York Theatre Workshop, IFP No Borders Program fellowship, Tribeca Film Festival’s All-Access fellowship, and a Sundance Screenwriters Lab fellowship.
Patricia Randell and Daniel Lê
Daniel Lê and Brad Lewandowski