Review: ‘Cambodian Rock Band’ electrifies with humor, history and rock ‘n’ roll

Prepare to leave “Cambodian Rock Band” smiling through tears and wondering how to reconcile those feelings.

That’s the power of Lauren Yee’s masterful new work: One way or another, it stays with you, grabbing a hold of your empathetic heart while landing a song or two on your playlist.

The new play is among the most honored in America this season, and now we know why. It is everything I want in a night out at the theater — entertaining on a multitude of levels, powerful, engaging storytelling, historically significant and it has City Theatre rocking to its rafters.

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