Living Arts Centre

Good Morning, Viet Mom

Showtime: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - Thursday, March 7, 2019

Location: RBC Theatre

Tickets: $35.00 - $78.25 (HST included, service fees extra)

Show suitable for: All Ages

A Cahoots Theatre Production 


Part stand-up comedy, part storytelling, and part documentary film, award-winning comedian-filmmaker-writer-multi-hyphenate Franco Nguyen takes centre stage to share stories about growing up, living with mom, and Vietnam.

A sold-out hit at both the Toronto Fringe Festival and Next Stage Theatre Festival, this is the story of a young filmmaker who goes to Vietnam looking for inspiration for his first feature film and finds an unexpected subject - his mom. The script is centred around Nguyen’s trips back to Vietnam to see his dying grandmother, which makes him consider his mom in a new light. Video footage of these scenes, also by the playwright/actor, is effectively integrated into the story.

 

 

“...this was an honest, touching and irreverent investigation of family, heritage and love.”

-  Globe & Mail

 

“Nguyen has the charisma and energy to sell any line. The show’s insights into the immigrant experience and relationship between parent and child are universal; this is a show that deserves to have a long life.”

- NOW Magazine

 

Run time: 55 minutes without an intermission *subject to change

 
 

Franco Nguyen

Franco Nguyen is a comedian and filmmaker based in Toronto and is extremely honoured to be a part of HouseCo.  He is a graduate of the Second City Long Form Conservatory program and is currently completing his MFA in film and video production at York University.  He is also a Tim Sims Encouragement award finalist and a Bob Curry Fellow.  Franco was one of four people from the Bob Curry fellows to showcase in Chicago as part of the NBC Universal Breakout Festival.  He is a proud member of the sketch troupe TallBoyz II Men.  The troupe won Producer’s Pick at the 2017 Toronto Sketch Comedy festival and Best Newcomers at Montreal Sketchiest 2017.  Franco is also a member of the long form team The Pepperoni Pizza Cats and directs and produces the sketch comedy troupe, FUSION.  He is currently working on his one-person show, Soaring in Liquid Skies which is set to debut this summer at the Toronto Fringe Festival.  The show will combine video and live performance to tell the story of his Mother returning home to rural Vietnam for the first time in 28 years.

Join us early and complete your Living Arts Centre experience with our Pre-Show Dinner Buffet at LIVE Restaurant! LIVE Restaurant offers you an enjoyable experience with great food and great ambience.

Doors open at 5:00pm
For reservations, please call 905-306-6116

*Expected runtime is 65 minutes without an intermission (subject to change)
*For Groups, please call 905.306.6000

Tickets

Date Time Price
Good Morning, Viet Mom (Tues) March 5, 2019 07:30 pm $35.00 - $45.00 Buy Tickets
Good Morning, Viet Mom: Dinner & Show Package (Tues) March 5, 2019 05:00 pm $68.25 - $78.25 Buy Tickets
Good Morning, Viet Mom (Wed) March 6, 2019 07:30 pm $35.00 - $45.00 Buy Tickets
Good Morning, Viet Mom: Dinner & Show Package (Wed) March 6, 2019 05:00 pm $68.25 - $78.25 Buy Tickets
Good Morning, Viet Mom (Thurs) March 7, 2019 07:30 pm $35.00 - $45.00 Buy Tickets
Good Morning, Viet Mom: Dinner & Show Package (Thurs) March 7, 2019 05:00 pm $68.25 - $78.25 Buy Tickets