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Yellow Face

Front Row Theatre Company

November 2 – 3, 2018
Harold Prince Theatre
Penn Student Shows

The lines between truth and fiction blur with hilarious and moving results in David Henry Hwang's semi-autobiographic play, Yellow Face. Asian-American playwright DHH, fresh off his Tony Award win for M. Butterfly, leads a protest against the casting of Jonathan Pryce as the Eurasian pimp in the original Broadway production of Miss Saigon, condemning the practice as "yellowface." His position soon comes back to haunt him when he mistakes a Caucasian actor, Marcus G. Dahlman, for mixed-race, and casts him in the lead Asian role of his own Broadway-bound comedy, Face Value. As he clings to his old multicultural rhetoric, this new racist witch hunt forces DHH to confront the complex and ever-changing role that "face" plays in American life today

Please note, this performance includes guns and strong language.

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