Bike Wreck

Bike Wreck
by Qui Nguyen

Productions (3)
  • Dark comedy
  • 20 - 25 minutes
  • 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Minimal.

Bike Wreck
by Qui Nguyen

(0)
Productions (3)
  • Dark comedy
  • 20 - 25 minutes
  • 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Minimal.

A rookie to the world of Chinese food delivery learns the rules of the game.

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Pricing Information

Performance Fee $40
NOTE: This play is part of an anthology called Great Short Plays: Volume 6.
Standard Edition $10.99
Standard Manager Edition $19.99

Play Details

A rookie to the world of Chinese food delivery learns the rules of the game.

  • Dark comedy
  • 20 - 25 minutes
  • 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Minimal.

Published Reviews

"Bike Wreck, Qui Nguyen's jauntily violent urban tale about an African-American bike messenger and a Chinese deliveryman, [shows] how their paths tragicomically intersect with that of an arrogant businessman. Besides jokes about race, class and gentrification, Nguyen glosses the gritty pulp with philosophical depth."

David Cote, Time Out New York

"Nguyen's hilarious and on-target comedy involves a triangle whose points are familiar to anybody with even a passing acquaintance with downtown Manhattan. Bike Wreck is about the economic food chain of modern life, and also about racism and stereotyping; Nguyen and his actors fearlessly exploit the racial profiles that we're generally unwilling to admit we carry around in our heads, making us both laugh at and confront the thoughtless, superficial bigotry that pervades any multicultural community. Bike Wreck is funny and scary: a cautionary tale that pokes holes in our assumptions about ourselves and each other with panache, wit, and intelligence."

Martin Denton, nytheatre.com

"An intimate and warmly humane evening of theater, well worth your attention."

Sean Kennedy, HX Magazine (New York)

"Bike Wreck is absolutely riveting theater. The dialogue from Nguyen shines. If Bike Wreck isn't already slated to be its own full-length or part of a larger collection, it should be fast-tracked in that direction immediately. These characters leap off the stage and entangle the audience in their story -- it is a testament to all of the artists involved."

Josh Sherman, nytheatre.com

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NOV 19, 2010 - NOV 23, 2010
Univ Of Hawaii At Hilo
Hilo, HI United States
Univ Of Hawaii At Hilo Hilo, HI United States
FEB 22, 2007 - MAR 10, 2007
Youngblood/Ensemble Studio Theatre
New York, NY United States
Youngblood/Ensemble Studio Theatre New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 2005 - JAN 31, 2005
Metropolitan Playhouse
New York, NY United States
Metropolitan Playhouse New York, NY United States
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