Poor Yella Rednecks

Previews begin Spring 2023 at Manhattan Theatre Club's New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street).

Contact: Chris Boneau | Amy Kass | Michelle Farabaugh | Kenya Ameera Williams

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Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director and Barry Grove, Executive Producer) is pleased to present the New York premiere of Poor Yella Rednecks, written by Qui Nguyen (writer of the Academy Award-nominated Raya and The Last Dragon, Vietgone) and directed by May Adrales (Vietgone, Golden Shield), in the spring of 2023, following the postponement of the play’s planned run in the spring of 2020.

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 by South Coast Repertory and Manhattan Theatre Club. Support for MTC’s production of Poor Yella Rednecks is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation and Laurents/Hatcher Foundation.

Casting, creative team, and other listings information for Poor Yella Rednecks will be announced soon.