MIRACLE PERSON - Phuong (Extended Version)

Fitchburg, Massachusetts


Time: Mid 1990’s                             

Situation: Phuong, an older, impoverished Vietnamese immigrant, is talking to a fellow traveler at the Taipei, Taiwan airport. As she awaits the flight that will take her back to her homeland for the first time in decades, she regales her listener with her many struggles and the surprising ways each has been overcome.

Subject Matter: Immigrants, Vietnam, Race, Family, Working Class, Senior Citizens, Asian-American Experience, Survival, Desperation, Pride, Indomitable Spirit, Gratitude, Impatience

Note from Playwright: This piece is based on the true experiences of my own mother, a resilient Vietnamese immigrant with few resources but a powerful will to survive. In parts hilarious and heart-breaking, Phuong ultimately succeeds in her quest to return to her home country to see her long-lost family.


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  • Source
    Ten-Minute Play, Stand-Alone Monologue
  • Character Age
    Adult 50-60
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
  • Character Ethnicity
    Asian/Asian American, Multiracial
  • Character Special Traits
    Accent, Stature (Short, Tall, Overweight, etc.)
  • Genre
    Comedic Drama, Drama, Solo Play
  • Period
  • Length
    2 min +
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
  • Writer Ethnicity
    Asian/Asian American, Multiracial
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