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Written by LAUREN YEE
Featuring songs by DENGUE FEVER
Directed by CHAY YEW
A Signature Theatre production
In association with Alley Theatre

Roda Theatre

Feb 25–Apr 2, 2023

Guitars tuned. Mic checked. Get ready to rock! This darkly funny, electric new play with music tells the story of a Khmer Rouge survivor returning to Cambodia for the first time in 30 years, as his daughter prepares to prosecute one of Cambodia’s most infamous war criminals. Backed by a live band playing contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies, this thrilling story toggles back and forth in time as father and daughter face the music of the past. Directed by Chay Yew, this intimate rock epic about family secrets is set against a dark chapter of Cambodian history.

Cambodian Rock Band was developed in The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work.


Yee has made her characters so joyfully and ridiculously human that it’s impossible—to a heartbreaking degree—not to identify with them.

Los Angeles Times

A haunting, wise, political and personally searing show

Chicago Tribune

How do I get tickets?

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Events and extras

Postshow discussions
Stick around after the show on Mar 10, Mar 16, or Mar 21 for a postshow discussion, led by members of Berkeley Rep’s staff.


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