Tour of Cambodian Rock Band Opens at Berkeley Rep March 1 | Playbill

Regional News Tour of Cambodian Rock Band Opens at Berkeley Rep March 1

Chay Yew directs Lauren Yee's play-with-music.

Joseph Ngo, Geena Quintos, Abraham Kim, Jane Luis, and Moses Villarama Lynn Lane

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents the tour of Lauren Yee’s Cambodian Rock Band, which officially opens at the California venue March 1.

The Signature Theatre production continues at Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre through April 2. Previews began February 25.

Directed by Chay Yew, the cast includes Francis Jue as Duch, Abraham Kim as Rom/Journalist, Jane Lui as Pou/S21 Guard, Obie winner Joe Ngo as Chum, Geena Quintos as Neary/Sothea, and Moses Villarama as Ted/Cadre/Leng with understudies Kelsey Angel Baehrens, Alex Lydon, and Vi Tran.

Watch Exclusive Highlights From the Cambodian Rock Band Tour

The play with music tells the story of a Khmer Rouge survivor returning to Cambodia for the first time in 30 years, as his daughter prepares to prosecute one of Cambodia’s most infamous war criminals.

The artists are backed by a live band playing contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies.

Cambodian Rock Band launched Steinberg Award-winning playwright Yee’s Residency 5 at New York's Signature Theatre.

Recently seen at Houston's Alley Theatre, the touring production will subsequently play ACT Theatre/5th Avenue (January 24-February 25, 2024) and Center Theatre Group (dates to be announced).

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