Christmas in Hanoi Explores Roots of Family and Conflict
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The last date listed for Christmas in Hanoi was Sunday March 10, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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It is a very interesting story of a mixed-race, American/Vietnamese family going back to Vietnam for the first time after 25 years. Congratulations to the writer who is able to show the long and glorious history and culture of Vietnam, the ravages and destruction of the war, and the lingering death toll in a new and fresh perspective. As for the staging: The much too frequent changing of the props (surely more than 12 times) felt really disruptive. Most of the arrangements felt quite arbitrary except when all the stools were combined to form a bridge. This theatre and this play deserve a much wider audience.
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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...continued
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[An] intriguing drama … rich in emotion and mystery." —Los Angeles Times