SAIGON- Caroline Guiela Nguyen

SAIGON- Caroline Guiela Nguyen

Both epic in scale and heart-rending in its intimacy – SAIGON is a rare work of universal theatre that speaks across cultures.

When director Caroline Guiela Nguyen’s SAIGON premiered at Avignon Festival in 2017, the deeply moving family saga of exile and longing quickly became the hottest ticket at the world’s largest, and arguably most important, theatre festival.

Staged in a restaurant, the story swings between Saigon in 1956, as French colonialists leave Vietnam, and Paris in 1996, when Vietnamese exiles started returning to their homeland. It is a searing and evocative portrait of lives uprooted and homes remade, with a cast of 11 characters whose paths trace lines across history and space.

Its young French-Vietnamese director spent two years gathering stories in Paris and Saigon to create this compelling drama, which has provoked audiences the world over into tearful standing ovations.

Performed in French and Vietnamese (with English surtitles) this extraordinary, unforgettable theatrical event is suitable for upper secondary students, their teachers and the wider school community.

Exclusive to Asia TOPA, you won’t want to miss this bittersweet tale of love, loss and reunion.

Arts Centre Melbourne and Asia TOPA presents

For Schools: SAIGONCaroline Guiela Nguyen and Les Hommes Approximatifs
Australian exclusive
Presented as part of Asia TOPA

12 – 13 March 2020 | Playhouse


Performance dates & times

Thursday 12 Mar7:00 PMFriday 13 Mar7:00 PM

Running Time3 hours 20 minutes (including interval)

Price range

Per student $32.00 One teacher for every 10 students will be admitted free of charge.

Arts Centre Melbourne – Media Release/Dean Nguyen ST


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