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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Theater: Last Chance for some delicious Soup!

Posted on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 12:51 PM

Tonight and Saturday are your last chances to see "Reincarnation Soup", which actor/writer Viet Nguyen has revived after an acclaimed run at the 2010 Fringe Festival.

Here was my "short take" on this wonderful show when it appeared at Fringe:

In author/actor Viet Nguyen's one-man show Reincarnation Soup, the afterlife is an endless queue is which you wait for an old lady to ladle you a bowl of pho that will wipe away your mortal memories, preparing you for you next incarnation. One soul clings to his ancestors while waiting for his soup, recalling previous existences an ancient warrior, flamboyant talk-show host, commie-fighting cowboy, and the titular prostitute from Miss Saigon. When these characters come to life, as they do in the agonizing tales of a prisoner-of-war and and boat refugee, Nguyen connects with his audience in an intensely personal way. In a Fringe filled with â??cuteâ?� but disposable entertainment, Nugyen aims for something deeper, and succeeds.

Viet Nguyen's Reincarnation Soup

Where: Lowndes Shakespeare Center

When: Thursday, June 24, 8pm

Saturday, June 26, 2pm*

*Talkbacks after matinee performances.

Tickets: $10 at the door, cash only

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