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 your show on Thursday night [in Ottawa] and I'm still thinking about it. It was raw, it was authentic, it was brave and engaging and most especially, it was thought-provoking, and has had me thinking about my own relationship with my dad. So, yeah - thank you. This is exactly the kind of show I want to get out of the fringe, and I wish in general theater had more visceral and stimulating shows like yours."
"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.
Listen to my live radio interview with Alan Neal on CBC radio.
Alan asked me not only about the story of the show, but also about the process of writing my story and performing it on stage.
Listen to my live radio interview with Farrah Merali on CBC radio on the Toronto Metro Morning show.
Farrah was curious how I decided to ride a motorcycle across Vietnam without knowing how to ride motorcycles.
Read the interview I gave to CanvasRebel in August 2023.
The article talks more in depth about my creative process and why I wrote my show.
Check this article published in LiveWire Calgary.
I spoke to Isabelle openly about my difficult relationship with my father, and why I went on this roadtrip across Vietnam in the first place.
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.