Colonialism is Terrible, but Pho is Delicious

Starts on November 4, 2022

Taking its inspiration from two viral incidents around cultural appropriation and food [Chef Tyler Akin’s how-to video for Bon Appetit, “PSA: This is How You Should Be Eating Pho,” and Dan Pashman of The Sporkful’s suggestion that you could improve bibimbap using a bundt pan], Dustin Chinn says he “followed the rabbit hole” and wrote “a triptych about the ownership and authorship of food following the journey of Vietnamese noodle soup.” This biting comedy spans centuries, continents, and cultures in its three-part vignette structure. Beginning in 1880s Hanoi, the capital city of French Indochina, where a Vietnamese cook finds herself in the kitchen of aristocratic French settlers. Then in 1999, a century later, in Saigon, where American diners get their first taste of the local cuisine. Then finally, in present-day, gentrifying Brooklyn, where the simmering argument around culture, ownership, and authenticity comes to a roaring boil.

"Incisive, hilariously spiky, and delectable — Dustin Chinn's Colonialism is Terrible, but Pho is Delicious satisfies every appetite."
 — Mina Morita, Artistic Director of Crowded Fire Theatre


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Rajesh Bose*, Kenny Toll* and Anna Ishida* in Jonathan Spector's This Much I Know.

Directed by Josh Costello+
Ulises Alcala**, Costume Designer
James Ard, Sound Designer
Jordan Battle, CDO Consultant
Christian Cagigal, Magic Consultant
Monique Crawford, Directing Fellow
Cheryle Honerlah*, Stage Manager
Maxx Kurzunski, Video/Projection Designer
Sarah Rose Leonard, Dramaturg
Colleen Nicole, Assistant Costume Designer
Tanya Orellana**, Costume Designer
Lisa Anne Porter, Dialect Coach
Jeff Rowlings**, Lighting Designer
Saluja Siwakoti, Assistant Stage Manager
Shaun Tuazon, Lead Props
Dawn Monique Williams, Intimacy Director

Photo by Kevin Berne

* Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers,
**United Scenic Artists Member, + Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

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Aurora is searching to fill production positions for Dustin Chinn's COLONIALISM IS TERRIBLE, BUT PHO IS DELICIOUS (Wardrobe Crew & Lead Electrician/Programmer) please visit auroratheatre.org/employment for rates and dates!

Email resume and cover letter to jruygt@auroratheatre.org.

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@AuroraTheatreCo UP NEXT AT AURORA: COLONIALISM IS TERRIBLE, BUT PHO IS DELICIOUS by Dustin Chinn November 4 - December 4, 2022 🎭Get Tickets Here: http://auroratheatre.org/pho


@AuroraTheatreCo Last weekend we celebrated the closing of Jonathan Spector's THIS MUCH I KNOW. Thank you so much for making such a fantastic world premiere possible! #theatre #actor #theater #TMIK #art #acting #actress #performance #drama #berkeley






@AuroraTheatreCo It's closing weekend! Don't miss your chance to catch @spectorjon's THIS MUCH I KNOW before we close on October 2nd! Online streaming is also available. 🎭Get Tickets Here: http://auroratheatre.org/thismuchiknow