A Night of Dinner and Theater Highlighting the Vietnamese-American Experience (Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 7:00 p.m. curtain, 5:30 p.m. dinner)







First Come, First Served!
The Bryn Mawr Club of New York City has reserved a block of ten tickets for the 7:00 p.m. performance of Poor Yella Rednecks, produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club at City Center, on Wednesday, October 11, 2023. This can be combined with a 5:30 p.m. pre-theater dinner at the nearby Vietnamese fusion restaurant Murals on 54.

The Club is delighted to continue its arts and culture gatherings highlighting underrepresented voices with this second installment of inventive playwright and Marvel screenwriter Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone trilogy. Drawing on his childhood in El Dorado, Arkansas, where he was born and raised by his Vietnamese refugee parents, Nguyen offers a multifaceted take on growing up as a first-generation American while remaining connected to his family’s roots.

The Manhattan Theatre Club, founded in 1972 by its award-winning artistic director, Bryn Mawr alum and trustee Lynne Meadow ’68, is bringing to New York the show that the Bay Area’s Mercury News called “tart and refreshing.” In its rave review of the San Francisco production, Broadway World said, “Nguyen’s vision of his family life in 1970s Midwest USA after leaving war-torn Saigon [is] full of rap beats, slo-mo martial arts, sarcasm, and romance.”

Join us before the show for dinner at Murals on 54, a unique dining experience located in the Warwick Hotel in midtown Manhattan. The restaurant’s walls are adorned with Dean Cornwell’s historic 1937 murals depicting scenes of Sir Walter Raleigh and Queen Elizabeth I. The prix fixe dinner, offering an array of contemporary Vietnamese fusion dishes, will include a choice of cocktail or wine, appetizers for the table, and a choice of three entrees.

WHAT: Manhattan Theatre Club production of Poor Yella Rednecks; pre-theater dinner optional

WHEN: Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 7:00 p.m. curtain; 5:30 p.m. dinner

WHERE: Theater: New York City Center, Stage 1, 131 West 55 Street between Avenue of the Americas and Seventh Avenue; Restaurant: 65 West 54 Street at Avenue of the Americas

HOW MUCH: $75 show only, $190 show + dinner. In addition, we would appreciate club dues to support future programs