What Did Critics Think of Vietgone and The Harvest?

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Qui Nguyen’s comedic love story, and Samuel D. Hunter’s newest work, both debuted Off-Broadway this week.
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Raymond Lee and Jon Hoche in Vietgone Carol Rosegg

On October 24, the world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s The Harvest, directed by Davis McCallum, officially opened at Lincoln Center Theater. It was followed by another Off-Broadway opening on October 25—the New York premiere of Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone at MTC, a comedic love story inspired by his parents’ own meeting, directed by May Adrales.

Commissioned by LCT3—Lincoln Center Theater’s programming initiative dedicated to producing new works—The Harvest follows a group of young missionaries in Southeastern Idaho who are preparing to go to the Middle East. The production stars Gideon Glick, who starred in the Broadway-bound Significant Other, and Scott Jaeck, Leah Karpel, Madeleine Martin, Peter Mark Kendall, Christopher Sears, and Zoë Winters.

Read reviews below:

The Guardian (Alexis Soloski)
The Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)
The New York Times (Charles Isherwood)
Time Out New York (Adam Feldman)

Performances are set to run through November 20 at the Claire Tow Theater.

The Manhattan Theatre Club’s staging of Vietgone is billed as a “modern twist” on the all-American love story—about two refugees from the Vietnam War who are newly settled in a relocation camp in Middle America. The cast is made up of Jon Hoche, Jennifer Ikeda, Raymond Lee, Samantha Quan, and Paco Tolson.

Read reviews below:

The Guardian (Alexis Soloski)
The Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)
The New York Times (Charles Isherwood)
NorthJersey.com (Robert Feldberg)
Time Out New York (David Cote)
Variety (Marilyn Stasio)

Scroll through photos from Vietgone’s opening night below:

Performances began October 4 and are set to run through November 27 at New York City Center – Stage I .

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