Trieu Tran

Trieu Tran: Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam

Los Angeles

"One of the most harrowing autobiographies this critic has ever heard in a theater." —Seattle Times

Presented by Center Theatre Group as part of DouglasPlus

Trieu Tran and his family barely escaped Vietnam when he was six years old, but his perilous adventure was only beginning. An attack by pirates, a cold reception for refugees in Saskatchewan, a turbulent home life with an abusive father, poverty, Boston gang life and sexual assault. Written by Tran in collaboration with the work’s director, Robert Egan, Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam is a fight for survival against insurmountable odds, a story of redemption through education and art and ultimately an overwhelming act of bravery.


RUN TIME: 90 minutes

LOCATION: Kirk Douglas Theatre
9820 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232 | Map

PARKING: Free event parking after 6pm in the Culver City Hall garage off Duquesne Avenue.

Center Theatre Group


Radar L.A. is supported by a grant from ArtPlace America, a collaboration of leading national and regional foundations, banks and federal agencies accelerating creative placemaking across the U.S., the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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SUN 9/22
8:00 pm
WED 9/25
8:00 pm
FRI 9/27
8:00 pm
SAT 9/28
4:00 pm
SUN 9/29
7:00 pm
WED 10/2
8:00 pm
SAT 10/5
8:30 pm
SUN 10/6
4:00 pm

*Additional preview performances available via CTG web site.

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff