“The Madwoman in the Volvo” at South Coast Repertory

Sandra Tsing Loh’s new performance piece, The Madwoman in the Volvo, now in its world-premiere engagement at South Coast Repertory, is a knockout tour de force derived from her highly regarded book The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones, which in turn was inspired by her Best American Essay published in The … Continue reading “The Madwoman in the Volvo” at South Coast Repertory

“Vietgone” at South Coast Repertory

At the top of Qui Nguyen’s “Vietgone,” now in its world premiere staging at South Coast Repertory, the charming, ingratiating “Playwright” (Paco Tolson) gives the usual pre-show speech about exits, cell phone and wrapped candies, then goes on to introduce the cast, who display a mastery of the most egregious stereotypes of Asians and Americans. … Continue reading “Vietgone” at South Coast Repertory