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Poor Yella Rednecks

Bagley Wright Theater

Six years after fleeing war-torn Saigon, Tong and Quang are now married and living in rural Arkansas.

Contending with low-wage jobs, money woes, and a language barrier, the couple and their young son are still striving for the American Dream. Poor Yella Rednecks, the second chapter in playwright Qui Nguyen’s autobiographical trilogy, continues the tale of an immigrant family attempting to put down new roots thousands of miles from their own. Filled with hip-hop, humor, and a refreshingly unconventional love story, Poor Yella Rednecks is an imaginative tale of reinvention and survival.