A brilliant mashup of genres, generations fuels ‘Cambodian Rock Band’

With her play “Cambodian Rock Band,” receiving its Chicago premiere at Victory Gardens, Lauren Yee has pulled off a piece of writing so deft as to successfully contain a mashup of genre and tone that barely seems possible.

Crazily clever and compelling, this play is a joyful work about a genocidal history, a gentle dramedy about a father-daughter relationship, an increasingly intense thriller about a friendship put into the most unfriendly of circumstances, a tragi-comedy about a country where music was in its soul until it was banned, and a tale of pursuing justice when survival and innocence are contradictions.

In full: https://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment/cambodian-rock-band-review-victory-gardens-theater-brilliant-mashup-of-genres-generations-lauren-yee/

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