A Love Story
A 65-minute solo storytelling show best described as
"Motorcycle Diaries" meets "Eat, Pray, Love" set in Vietnam.
what people are saying
"I saw this show at Atlanta Fringe and it was absolutely amazing. Flora’s story is powerful and exhilarating, and she is so honest and vulnerable throughout that you can’t help but be totally swept away. Just a fantastic piece of storytelling!"
"I caught this show in Atlanta, and it's extremely beautiful and funny. You get wrapped up in the journey right away. The discoveries she makes along the road are surprising and bittersweet. I loved it."
"What a breathtaking, heartbreaking, awe-inspiring, deeply thoughtful piece of art. I cannot get this story out of my head. Thank you so much for sharing it with us."
"Brace yourself! This is a non-stop hour of emotion and action, alternating between vignettes from a lifetime of trauma and the 2000-mile road trip Ms. Le takes on her motorcycle across Vietnam to try to bring peace to her own life and her remembrance of a difficult father. Funny in places, terrifying in others, in the end I was left in tears when I saw it in Cincinnati!"
"I saw this show in Denver and was completely engrossed in the storytelling. Flora weaves seamlessly between the timelines of her parallel narratives. The visual and gestural echoes between childhood and young adulthood in Canada and her motorcycle journey across Vietnam are masterful, bringing worlds with decades and oceans between them side-by-side. It's heart-wrenching. It's poetic. And that makes those small, intimate moment of finding connection and levity all the more satisfying."
Review by Catherine Barnes
"This is one of my favorite solo shows that I have ever seen! (And I've seen A LOT of solo shows). Flora Le tells the story of motorcycling across Vietnam in 6 weeks so she could piece together the untold story of her late father, who immigrated to Canada from the Vietnamese town of Sadec in 1965. This is a storytelling show, which is NOT an easy style to pull off - but Ms. Le does it seamlessly, weaving between the past and the present like a motorcyclist moving in and out of traffic. As a member of the Daughters of Difficult Dads society (which I just made up, but should definitely be a thing!), this show made me cry. I hope it wins all the awards."
Review, From My Seat
"I saw this show the day after viewing Ana de Armas’ Oscar nominated turn as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde. Father issues are a central element to both. Sadec 1965 comes across as a far more constructive exercise in soul searching contemplation of childhood trauma and its aftermath."
Take a listen to my radio interview with Lois Reitzes on NPR's City Lights.
Lois asked me what was the meaning of Sadec in my show, and whether I found closure at the end of my journey. Two excellent questions.
Read the show preview I published on the DC Theater Arts website.
The article explains the reason why I wrote this show, and the story behind my father's the love letters that I read during in the performance.
Recipient of the
"Best Solo Performance" and
"Best Production Overall" awards
at the 2022 Kelowna Fringe Festival.
Nominated for "Best Solo Performance"
2022 Regional Awards - Atlanta.