Christmas in Hanoi Explores Roots of Family and Conflict
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Christmas in Hanoi was an ambitious effort to tell the story of a biracial family and the roots of its internal conflicts, but was a bit of an overreach. The storyline seemed somewhat untidy, and the story's supernatural elements were especially scattered. The actors were ok, though the whole effort seemed unrehearsed, or at least underrehearsed. Elizabeth Liang deserves special mention for an admirable effort as the closed minded, pragmatic daughter. Long Nguyen, who played the grandfather, was enigmatic. He was a bit of a caricature of an old man, in my view, but perhaps he and the director were attempting to play him as such, or the opposite of what we might expect from a stereotype of that character. The set was very minimalist, but not entirely inappropriate for this play. This production had some entertaining moments, but frankly, the story could use a bit more editing.
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- [An] intriguing drama ... rich in emotion and mystery." --Los Angeles Times
About the Ticket Supplier: East West Players
East West Players (EWP), the nation's first and foremost Asian Pacific American Theatre, was founded in 1965 by nine individuals with the unprecedented idea of creating a home dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American work and talent not available under Hollywood's limited opportunities for Asian Americans.