Cambodian Rock Band is an epic play/rock concert that thrusts us into the life of a young woman trying to piece together her family history thirty years after her father fled Cambodia. Featuring actor/musicians who perform a mix of contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies live, Lauren Yee brings to vivid life the Cambodian rock scene of the ’60s and ’70s, a movement cut short by the Khmer Rouge’s brutal attempt to erase the music (and musicians) once and for all. A story about survivors, the resilient bond of family, and the enduring power of music.
"A haunting, wise, political and personally searing show." ~Chicago Tribune
"A kinetic testament about art as activism and music as morality." ~Stage and Cinema
"One of the best plays of the year." ~Chicago Reader
"A riveting play that’s part mystery, part history lesson, and part unabashed jukebox musical concert." ~BroadwayWorld
"Fierce, gorgeous, heartwarming." ~L.A. Times