By David Henry Hwang (regional premiere); Directed by Natsu Onoda Power
Featuring Tonya Beckman, Stan Kang,Brandon McCoy, Sue Jin Song, Al Twanmo, Rafael Untalan, Jacob Yeh and Mark Hairston
(Tickets available 10 days prior to show)
lines between truth and fiction blur with hilarious and moving results in David Henry Hwang's unreliable memoir. Topic is a community protest against the casting of a famous white actor as the Eurasian pimp in the original Broadway production of Miss Saigon, condemning the practice as "yellowface."
When Hwang discovers the truth, he tries to conceal his blunder by passing the actor off as a "Siberian Jew." As Hwang struggles to ‘save face’ amidst family politics, international intrigue and government investigations, he explores timeless questions surrounding cultural identity, dual loyalty, and responsibility.
A 2008 Pulitzer Prize finalist staged by the visionary director of Astro Boy and God of Comics.
“A laugh-out-loud comedy, and an unexpectedly poignant odyssey of self-discovery" —New York Sun