‘You Will Not Touch Him/This is The Hour’ from Miss Saigon

Kim (Lea Salonga) reveals her son, fathered by an American GI, to her betrothed cousin, Thuy. As violence erupts indoors, Saigon falls and a parade honoring Ho Chi Minh runs through the streets. I could probably watch this every day and still have the same breathless reaction to it. When I talk about how I like plays/blogs about the intersection of history and biography – the personal and political – this scene illustrates that perfectly.

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Gay Hoosier Taurus INFJ ex-playwright pianist gymbunny published author in San Francisco.