Dubbed “fierce, gorgeous and heartwarming” by the Los Angeles Times, this epic play/rock concert thrusts us into the life of a young woman trying to piece together her family history thirty years after her father fled Cambodia. Featuring a cast that performs a mix of contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies, playwright and UC San Diego alum Lauren Yee brings to vivid life the Cambodian rock scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s, a movement cut short by the Khmer Rouge’s brutal attempt to erase the music (and musicians) once and for all. A story about survivors, the resilient bond of family and the enduring power of music.
Complete your evening at Cambodian Rock Band by making a reservation at our onsite restaurant James’ Place, just steps away from the theatre, or stop by for a drink. Click HERE to reserve your table. James’ Place opens at 5:00 pm.
NATIONAL ACCLAIM FOR CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND
“You’re watching a breakout moment for a playwright…a haunting, wise, political and personally searing show” » Read More at The Chicago Tribune
“Fierce, gorgeous and heartwarming” » Read More at The LA Times
“A remarkable and, frankly, quite important piece of theater” » Read More at BroadwayWorld
“One of the best plays of the year” » Read More at The Chicago Reader
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES FOR PLAYWRIGHT LAUREN YEE
2019 Doris Duke Artist » Read More
2019 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award (Cambodian Rock Band) » Read More
2019 Whiting Award for emerging writers
2019 American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award » Read More
2018 Horton Foote Prize for Outstanding New American Play (Cambodian Rock Band) » Read More
Was named one of ten finalists for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for female playwrights