Tuesday, February 09, 2010

[MN] Yellow Face

As part of our ongoing discussion of Asian American Theater: The Guthrie in Minnesota is presenting a Mu Performing Arts production of Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang, directed by Rick Shiomi.

This is a comedy that "packs poignancy with a punch."

Audiences follow the character of DHH, who serves as the alter ego of the author, as he reflects on his Tony Award-winning M. Butterfly and the Miss Saigon controversy and watches a promising career spiral and careen all over the artistic landscape, including everything from broken relationships to political investigations.

This play helped get David Henry Hwang a nod as a 2008 Pulitzer Prize finalist, Yellow Face asks us if good intentions do always win out in the end. The answere might be no. It's playing February 6 – 21 at Dowling Studio, Guthrie Theater, 818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis. The
Tickets are $26 to $34. You can call 612-377-2224 or visit http://www.theatermu.org/ for more details.

Here's a few segnments from a 2008 production of Yellow Face in New York:

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