‘Cambodian Rock Band’ Makes San Diego Debut at La Jolla Playhouse


The cast of “Cambodian Rock Band” (from left): Joe Ngo, Moses Villarama, Abraham Kim, Jane Lui, Daisuke Tsuji, James Ryen (understudy), and Brooke Ishibashi.


LA JOLLA — The San Diego premiere of “Cambodian Rock Band,” a story about survivors, the resilient bond of family and the enduring power of music, is being presented at La Jolla Playhouse’s Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre, 2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla.

Dubbed “fierce, gorgeous and heartwarming” by **The Los Angeles Times,** this epic play/rock concert thrusts us into the life of a young woman trying to piece together her family history 30 years after her father fled Cambodia. Featuring a cast that performs a mix of contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies.

Featuring Brooke Ishibashi as Neary/Sothea, Abraham Kim as Rom, Jane Lui as Pou/Guard, Joe Ngo as Chum, Daisuke Tsuji as Duch, and Moses Villarama as Ted/Lang.

Playwright and UC San Diego alum Lauren Yee brings to vivid life the Cambodian rock scene of the ’60s and ’70s,