Vietgone Sacramento Showing

A Special Presentation: Vietgone, by Qui Nguyen

Sunday evening, March 31, 2019

Capital Stage, 2215 J Street, Sacramento

6:00 PM Wine & Appetizers, 7:00 PM Curtain, 9:00 PM CapChat

Young Vietnamese immigrants leave their war-torn country,
and launch an action-packed road trip
that shifts gears between hilarity and heart-wrenching drama.
Performed by an Asian American cast.
2016 Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Award  •  2016 Tedd Schmitt Award


About "ABAS Law Foundation Presents..."

The year 2019 brings the third ABAS Law Foundation Speaker Series. The 2019 Series begins with a February 12 panel discussion, "Local Advocates Confront the Immigration Policy Crisis." Next is a March 31 performance of playwright Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone, a story of love between Vietnamese immigrants taking to the road in a quest for refuge from destroyed lives in their war-torn native country. May 18 brings a joint film program with the Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival. On August 10 and 11 the Foundation presents a concert reading of playwright Jeanne Sakata’s acclaimed one-man play, Hold These Truths, the recipient of three Theatre Bay Area Awards, an “epic love story between one man and the U.S. Constitution” reenacting Gordon Hirabayashi’s challenges to governmental injustices in WWII.

The first two Speaker Series years brought A Conversation on Civics with Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye; Empowering the Community and Educating the Public through Law with Dale Minami; the Sacramento premiere of Konrad Aderer's documentary Resistance at Tule Lake; Bystander Intervention Training with the Council on American Islamic Relations; a panel on Bail Reform in California; and a screening of Sold, a human trafficking story, with a panel discussion on human trafficking. The Foundation screened the Sacramento premiere of Abby Ginzberg's documentary And Then They Came for Us, attended by 800, with a distinguished discussion panel and a social action networking session to encourage further organizing.

The Speaker Series is part of the Foundation’s two decades of law-related educational and charitable works in greater Sacramento's Asian/Pacific community. Each year, the Foundation awards scholarships to encourage community-conscious activist future lawyers. The Foundation has supported activities such as the Hmong Mediation Project and the CAIR immigration legal clinic; has produced numerous law-related workshops and programs; and has administered a federal research grant on World War II's notorious Tule Lake concentration camp.

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Series Producers

Clement J. Kong, Korshak, Kracoff, Kong & Sugano, L.L.P.
Kathryn E. Doi

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Jeri Paik, Law Offices of Jerilyn Paik
Yoshinori H. T. Himel

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