Cambodian Rock Band

Part comedy, part mystery, part rock concert, this thrilling story toggles back and forth in time, as father and daughter face the music of the past. Neary, a young Cambodian American has found evidence that could finally put away the Khmer Rouge’s chief henchman. But her work is far from done. When Dad shows up unannounced—his first return to Cambodia since fleeing 30 years ago—it’s clear this isn’t just a pleasure trip.
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Cambodian Rock Band

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  • Chima Chikazunga:
    4 Feb. 2022
    Almost 2 years after I saw this piece, pre-pandemic, and I’m still raving about this amazing and powerful play. Yee takes us on a journey through music as a child gets a rare opportunity to connect with their family’s history. I’ve never seen such bold writing leap off the page and keep me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. There isn’t just one word to describe this piece. If you get a chance to read or see it, you’re definitely in for a treat
  • Audrey Lang:
    31 Dec. 2020
    Cambodian Rock Band was one of the last shows I saw pre-COVID and I am so grateful for it. There is humor along with the devastation of the events the play depicts, and I was cheering at the end (along with the rest of the audience) in a way that I never have at any other show.
  • Smith Dick:
    22 Dec. 2020
    The ASTOUNDING production at Signature Theater was the last play I caught before lockdown and I'm still thinking about it. I laughed, I cried, I was educated about the historical violence of totalitarian political regime changes. The music is incredible. The characters and situations are rendered with so much craft, research, cultural richness, and heart. Honestly this is the best play I've seen in New York in probably a decade. PRODUCE THIS PLAY. SEE THIS PLAY. WOW. WOW. WOW.