2019/2020 Season

Cambodian Rock Band

San Diego Premiere

November 12 – December 15, 2019 | Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre

By Lauren Yee | Featuring songs by Dengue Fever

Directed by Chay Yew

Dubbed “fierce, gorgeous and heartwarming” by the Los Angeles Times, this epic play/rock concert thrusts us into the life of a young woman trying to piece together her family history thirty years after her father fled Cambodia. Featuring a cast that performs a mix of contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies, playwright and UC San Diego alum 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.

“Lauren Yee improbably combines a tempestuous father/daughter relationship, 1960s-influenced psychedelic surf rock, and the Khmer Rouge – it’s gloriously funny, shocking and ultimately uplifting.”
– Christopher Ashley, The Rich Family Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse

Production Sponsors
Procopio
Brian & Silvija Devine

 
ACCESS Performance (ASL interpretation, audio description): Saturday, November 30 at 2:00 pm
 

Top banner photo credit: Brooke Ishibashi in South Coast Repertory’s world-premiere production of Cambodian Rock Band. Photo by ​Tania Thompson/SCR.

Cast & Creators
Image of Lauren Yee Lauren Yee Playwright
Image of Chay Yew Chay Yew Director
Venue Info

Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre

The third and newest of La Jolla Playhouse's theatres, the 6,500-square-foot Sheila and Hughes Potiker theatre is the centerpiece of the first permanent year-round home for the Playhouse — the $17 million Joan and Irwin Jacobs Center.

R
2019 May
2019 June
2019 July
r
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
6
+0
7
+0
8
+0
9
+0
10
+0
11
+0
12
+0
13
+0
14
+0
15
+0
16
+0
17
+0
18
+0
19
+0
20
+0
21
+0
22
+0
23
+0
24
+0
25
+0
26
+0
27
+0
28
+0
29
+0
30
+0
31
+0