Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam

Directed by Robert Egan

A Haunting Search for Sanctuary

A Vietnamese boy and his family barely escape the fall of Saigon and the horrors of a Viet Cong re-education camp to become refugees, at last coming to America. A riveting journey of hardship and brutality, with a new world of gang war, hip hop and Shakespeare on the other side.

Age Recommendation

The piece includes adult language and subject matter that is best suited for patrons ages 14 and older.


Please note: This production utilizes burning incense.

“No storybook saga … a powerful tale of blistering force”

The Seattle Times

“Poignant .. [i]ts power is so sustained and undeniable, it makes so many other autobiographical forays…seem trivial by comparison.”

The Hollywood Reporter


PlayMakers Rep’s Engaging “Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam” Is a Tale of Two Uncles (or Is It Three?)
By Pamela Vesper and Kurt Benrud
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
August 28, 2015

‘Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam’ a great start to PlayMakers season
By Sarah McQuillan
The Daily Tar Heel
August 27, 2015

‘Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam’: The Melting Pot that Still Needs to Melt
By Andrea McKerlie Luke
Classical Voice of North Carolina
August 26, 2015

Vietnam Refugee Looks Back on Life in ‘Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam’
By Frank Stasio
August 27, 2015

Weekend Best Bets
By Lily Stephens
Chapel Hill Magazine
August 27, 2015

Where We’ll Be
By Byron Woods
August 26, 2015

“Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam” Is Trieu Tran’s Personal Tale of a Haunting Search for Sanctuary
By Robert W. McDowell
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
August 25, 2015

“Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam” Kicks Off PlayMakers Season
By Aaron Keck
WCHL / Chapelboro.com
August 25, 2015