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Yellow Face

Blurring the lines between fiction and reality, David Henry Hwang's comedy weighs up what we put on for show and how much of it is truly who we are?

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Yellow Face

Date: 2 Mar 2021

After taking a stand against the whitewashing of an Asian role in an upcoming Broadway musical, famous playwright David Henry Hwang becomes a role model for the Asian community.

But when he accidentally casts a white man as the Asian lead in his new play, he rushes to cover up his mistake.

Blurring the lines between fiction and reality (Hwang was a prominent voice among protests against the casting of British actor Jonathan Pryce in the Broadway production of Miss Saigon)  this semi-biographical comedy tackles cultural identity in the western world.

How much of it do we put on for show and how much is truly who we are?

Tasnim Hossain directs the Sydney premiere of Yellow Face. Jonathan Chan, Helen Haran Kim, Adam Marks, Kian Pitman, Whitney Richards, Idam Sondhi and Shan-Ree Tan feature.

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