Poor Yella Rednecks

Poor Yella Rednecks will begin previews Tuesday, May 12, 2020 prior to a Tuesday, June 2, 2020 opening night at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street).

Contact: Chris Boneau / Amy Kass / Melissa Cohen / Michelle Farabaugh

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Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to present the New York premiere of Poor Yella Rednecks by Qui Nguyen (Vietgone) and directed by May Adrales (Vietgone).

The author of the acclaimed Vietgone returns to MTC with the second play of his autobiographical trilogy about an immigrant family’s bumpy road to the American dream. Told from the mother’s perspective, Poor Yella Rednecks is the story of a young family’s attempt to put down roots in Arkansas, a place as different from Vietnam as it gets.  The production, filled with infectious music and unexpected humor, will reunite Qui Nguyen with director May Adrales for the next chapter in this highly entertaining and moving tale. 

Poor Yella Rednecks is co-commissioned and co-produced by South Coast Repertory and Manhattan Theatre Club.

The creative team for Poor Yella Rednecks will include Arnulfo Maldonado (scenic design), Valérie Thérèse Bart (costume design), Lap Chi Chu (lighting design), Shane Rettig (original music & sound design), Jared Mezzocchi (projection design), Sean Cawelti (puppet designer/puppet director) and Kenny Seymour (arranger).


Casting for Poor Yella Rednecks will be announced soon.