• Admission: $28.00 to $101.00
  • Location: Berkeley Rep
  • 2025 Addison St
  • Berkeley, CA 94704
Feb 25 2023
recurring event

Cambodian Rock Band

Running time: 2 hrs and 15 min, plus a 15-min intermission

Guitars tuned. Mic checked. Get ready to rock! This darkly funny, electric new play with music tells the story of a Khmer Rouge survivor returning to Cambodia for the first time in 30 years, as his daughter prepares to prosecute one of Cambodia’s most infamous war criminals. Backed by a live band playing contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies, this thrilling story toggles back and forth in time as father and daughter face the music of the past. Directed by Chay Yew, this intimate rock epic about family secrets is set against a dark chapter of Cambodian history.

Cambodian Rock Band was developed in The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work.

"Powerful. A gloriously raucous affair, as that line between theater and concert is obliterated in a cloud of joy."


"A grab bag full of dichotomies, the funny and the frightful, the cheeky and the cheerless, the musical and the murderous. And it works splendidly."


"Yee has made her characters so joyfully and ridiculously human that it’s impossible—to a heartbreaking degree—not to identify with them."


"A haunting, wise, political and personally searing show"


Upcoming Dates For This Event:
  • Sunday, March 26
  • Tuesday, March 28
  • Wednesday, March 29
  • Thursday, March 30
  • Saturday, April 1
  • Sunday, April 2
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