Miss Saigon relates the story of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly set during the Vietnam War. As the war turns against the Americans, villagers are rushing to Saigon for refuge. One of them is Kim, a 17-year-old girl whose family was killed. She becomes a stripper at the Dreamland club where she meets a young American GI, Chris. The two quickly fall in love and move in together. When Saigon falls however, Chris is evacuated. Thinking he would never see Kim again, he marries an American woman, Ellen. Two years later, Chris’s friend, John, informs Chris that he has fathered Kim’s child. After Chris and his wife meet Kim in Bangkok, Thailand, Kim gives Chris the child, and then commits suicide.