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Premiere of Good Morning, Viet Mom at Aki Studio


Photo of Franco Nguyen by Dahlia Katz

Where: Aki Studio, Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East
When: February 16 – March 3, 2019
Cost: ASL Interpreted performances: February 22 & March 1. Tickets $28, Senior/Student Arts Worker $22, Previews $15, Wednesday Pay-What-You-Can. Tickets can be purchased online at
 www.cahoots.ca/goodmorning, by calling 416.531.1402, in person at the Aki Studio Box Office
 or emailing [email protected]

Details: Cahoots Theatre proudly announces the premiere of Good Morning, Viet Mom, written and performed by  Franco Nguyen  with direction by  Byron Abalos. The production is Nguyen’s hilarious and heartfelt story about a second-generation Canadian being raised in Toronto by his single mother. Nguyen shares personal  stories about his childhood, about his relationship with his mother – a complex and private woman, and about their emotional trip to Vietnam together; his  first time ever and her first time since she left 28 years ago. Authentic and irreverent, Good Morning, Viet Mom is about family, history and love.

After a sold-out run at the 2017 Toronto Fringe (where it  appeared as  soaring in liquid skies), Good Morning, Viet Mom was further developed for the Next Stage Festival in 2018, where it also sold-out the entire run. Immediately following the premiere of this new Cahoots production, the show is scheduled for three performances at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre before heading west to the 10th anniversary SPARK Festival at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, B.C.

Franco Nguyen is an award-winning-multi-hyphenate-comedian-filmmaker-writer-director. Byron Abalos  is a theatre creator, producer and administrator and has been nominated for multiple Dora Mavor Moore Awards for acting and producing.

More Info: www.cahoots.ca