Go to the theater at Theater J, "Yellow Face" followed by dinner

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

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  • Janet

    Nice gathering of fun folks.

    January 31, 2014

  • Joanie

    Thought-provoking play with great company

    January 31, 2014

  • Brenda K.

    Enjoyable, thought provoking play.

    January 31, 2014

  • Debbie H.

    Excellent ... I enjoyed the play and the company was even better...

    January 30, 2014

  • Edwina (Eddie) B.

    The company was delightful, and the play was fun and thought provoking. Amazing our prejudice that fades into reality so much that we don't see it right there in our own lives.

    January 30, 2014

  • John C.

    I called Theater J and have purchased the three tickets for a total of 10 tickets. They moved us to the right side. We will have row C seats 7 to 10 and row D seats 3-8. I will get the tickets at the box office and meet everyone at the theater entrance to distribute the tickets. I plan to enter the theater by 6:50 PM. Please do not be late. I will leave tickets if possible if someone is late.

    January 29, 2014

    • Francine

      I am not going to the dinner but will meet you at the theater.

      January 30, 2014

  • John C.

    Sue shall miss having you meet everyone. Your event sounds really nice also. I will do as you requested.

    January 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello everyone. I was just offered a free ticket to attend the Washington Business Journal Book of Lists Party tonight ($200). As VP, Sales & Marketing, I can't pass this up. If someone would like to attend the play tonight and take my ticket, please let John know ASAP. John, would you please collect $40 from that person if someone decides to take my ticket? Thanks!

    January 30, 2014

  • Brenda K.

    Great we got 10 tickets, hopefully we received the advertised discount for ten or more tickets, there is also a senior citizen discount. It would be fine with me if you kept the difference John, for all your work--but I want to know that we did take advantage of the discount that we are entitled to. Saw Goldstar tickets for this play for $15 and $25.--this always infuriates me---I HATE WASTING MONEY.. Will wait for Goldstar next time for theater J.

    January 29, 2014

  • Debbie H.

    Ok ... It appears that it is John, myself, and maybe Joanie for dinner at Trio's before the show tomorrow night. I'll check at noon tomorrow to see if anyone else wants to join us.

    1 · January 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'd like to join the four of you.

      January 29, 2014

    • Joanie

      So it's 5 for 530 at Trio's

      January 29, 2014

  • John C.

    I have advance payment for the following people: John Curd, Edwina Batten, Sue Butler, Bill Ertumen, Janet Feudak, Eveline Gebremichael, Debbie Hahn, Brenda King, Joan Moody and Francine Schwartz. Anyone else want me to buy a ticket for them? Anyone purchasing tickets separately will have assigned seating not with our group. I will finalize the tickets this morning.

    January 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I need some advice and this might help others as well. For those of us who are not going to this event, is there a way to stop getting all the postings, WITHOUT cancelling postings on all of our other events on this meetup and others we're connected with? To date, I count 77 comments posted on this one event, all of which have popped up into my email. I love you all, and I want you to have the best time ever!....but I don't really need to be in on all your plans to make it happen. Can anyone please advise me?

    January 29, 2014

  • Janet

    I'm game for a light dinner after the show; whatever is convenient and good. Look forward to meeting everyone on Thursday!

    January 26, 2014

    • John H

      I'll be going from work to the show, so food and drink afterwards is best for me also.

      January 27, 2014

    • Joanie

      I am going to try to make the dinner before the play but let me know where you are meeting afterwards so I will join you for a drink

      January 27, 2014

  • Debbie H.

    Per John's Request, those who would like to eat BEFORE the show, let's meet at Trio's (address below) at 5:30. I'll make reservations, so please let me know if you'll be attending the dinner.

    January 27, 2014

    • Joanie

      I will come but not sure I can get there by 530 due to work so count me in but if I am late, I will just enjoy a cup of coffee and the conversation.

      January 27, 2014

  • John C.

    I can meet prior for something to eat. Would someone do the coordinating and let the rest of us know? Thanks.

    January 27, 2014

  • John C.

    All, I will be finalizing the tickets this afternoon by about 4 or 5 PM. I have sent separate emails to those who signed up but I do not have payment yet. Please let me know ASAP or if unable to attend, please change your RSVP. Looking forward to this. Please plan to be at the theater entrance by 6:40 PM as I will enter the theater myself about 6:50 PM to get to my seat.
    John

    January 27, 2014

  • Brenda K.

    Debbie,
    Thanks for the offer to join for dinner before play time--unfortunately discovered I can only make the play--so will join others afterwards for a drink maybe.
    So annoyed to see Goldstar with tickets from $15.00, $25.00 for this play.

    January 27, 2014

  • Joanie

    John what time outside theater? Francine and Debbie what time At Trio ?

    January 26, 2014

    • Debbie H.

      I'm shooting for 75 minutes before John wants me at the theater.

      January 26, 2014

  • Debbie H.

    For anyone wanting to eat before the 7:00 show. I'm unfamiliar with the area or restaurant, but the Trio Restaurant,[masked]th St NW (menu: triodc.com) looks reasonable. If there is no interest, it's no big deal, I'll just stop at McD's before I hit the metro. I'd join the group after the show, but I just can't wait until 9:00 to eat dinner ... I'm at work at 7:00 and eat lunch at noon.

    January 25, 2014

    • Debbie H.

      I'll be taking the orange line while the yellow line is best for you. DuPont Circle is on the red line. I'll transfer to the red line at Metro Center while you'll transfer at Gallery Place. There is not good place for us to meet. Unless you took the orange line or I took the yellow. You could take the blue line and we could meet at Rosslyn.

      January 26, 2014

    • Francine

      I'm planning to go to Trio as well.

      January 26, 2014

  • John C.

    All, I will have the tkts and meet outside the entrance to theater. Call[masked] if lost.

    January 26, 2014

    • Debbie H.

      John, what time do you want us at the theatre? 6:45? 6:30?

      January 26, 2014

  • Edwina (Eddie) B.

    What time do you want to meet and where?

    January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Purchased my ticket already. I'm a member of the other group as well.

    January 26, 2014

  • Joanie

    Where are we eating afterwards? (Don't think there is time to eat beforehand for those of us who work. ) do we have a reservation? I notice there are 6 from another meetup group also for a total of. 20?? Thanks for arranging this

    January 24, 2014

    • John H

      Agreed that the start time is too early for a relaxing dinner before the show. Lots of choices along 17th St or Connecticut Av.

      January 25, 2014

  • Debbie H.

    I haven't been to this theater before, where is the best place to park? Is it metro accessible?

    I'll probably skip dinner, I can't handle waiting to eat dinner until 9:00 - I get too hungry. Anyone interested in eating before the show?

    January 23, 2014

    • John H

      Hi Debbie, The theater is in the DC JCC, at the corner of 16th & Q Streets. The north exit of Dupont Circle Metro station is 20th & Q Streets - so the theater is close to Metro.

      January 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    John I can mail you a check or meet you somewhere this weekend to pay you. Let me know what you prefer.

    January 23, 2014

    • John C.

      We can meet. Where do you live?

      January 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      John I am in the Merrifield/Mosaic area.

      January 25, 2014

  • John C.

    Joan, what is the other meet up group?

    January 24, 2014

    • Joanie

      Singles pop ups 40 & up Francine is In that one also

      January 24, 2014

  • Edwina (Eddie) B.

    John, can you change the date of the calendar invite from Jan. 17th to the 30th? Thanks

    January 24, 2014

    • John C.

      I show 30 Jan on the invite.

      January 24, 2014

    • John C.

      Where

      January 24, 2014

  • Brenda K.

    Hi Debbie,
    I too would prefer to eat before the play, and back home at a more reasonable time. So, where should we eat, close to the theater would be best I think, park and keep car there, and walk to theater. I've been to J theater before, no asking available on the street, I always use a parking garage.

    January 23, 2014

  • Edwina (Eddie) B.

    John, I just paid by paypal, so yes please get me a ticket...that would be great!

    January 23, 2014

  • John C.

    I have nine people wanting to attend. Two more and I can get a discount for 10 people. Anyone else? I have Sue Butler wanting me to get her a ticket and will do. Sue we have to arrange how you will reimburse me. Edwina and Linda if you go we have our 10. Let me know.

    January 22, 2014

  • John C.

    I can get more tickets and they will shift us to a block of seats together. I want to do this by Friday. So if you are not one of the ones I mentioned, please contact me about payment and I will purchase tickets together on Friday.

    January 21, 2014

    • Frances C.

      i had to cancel. i,m a new grandma and busy helping out

      January 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Frances I am happy to buy your ticket. I have not gotten mine yet.

      January 22, 2014

  • Brenda K.

    John,
    I think I remember reading if we got at least ten tickets, we could get a discount, also because we are seniors.

    January 21, 2014

  • John C.

    All. Will but next set if tkts Fri. Please pay via PayPal link .

    January 20, 2014

  • John C.

    All. Will but next set if tkts Fri. Please pay via PayPal link .

    January 20, 2014

  • Brenda K.

    Thanks, so much John for getting our group tickets, really appreciate it. Now all we need in information on plans for dinner afterwards, let' keep as inexpensive as possible-all I need is soup and salad.

    January 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please get a ticket for me John and I am happy to pay you.

    January 20, 2014

  • John C.

    Tickets are available today. I purchased tickets as a block for those who prepaid. I have advance payment for the following people: Bill Ertumen, Eveline Gebremichael, Debbie Hahn, Brenda King, Joan Moody and Francine Schwartz. Anyone else want me to buy a ticket for them. Anyone purchasing tickets separately will have assigned seating not with our group. I can buy another block of tickets once I have people prepay via the pay pal link or I receive a check. I have the six tickets now and will be at the theater to give to those who arrive. I may try to scan them and send it to each person. Hope others can join us.

    January 20, 2014

  • John C.

    Tickets on sale 10 days prior to performance. I plan to buy a small block of tkts.

    January 1, 2014

    • John C.

      Yes I can. Can you prepay via Pay Pal or send me a check?

      January 19, 2014

    • Frances C.

      I can do either. I am on pay pal (use it only for ebay) so I'm not sure how to pay you via pay pal.

      January 19, 2014

  • John C.

    I have advance payment for the following people: Bill Ertumen, Eveline Gebremichael, Debbie Hahn, Brenda King, Joan Moody and Francine Schwartz. Anyone else want me to buy a ticket for them when I purchased these? Tickets go on sale 20 January.

    January 19, 2014

  • Frances C.

    John - Do you have a ticket I can buy or should I do it separately?

    January 17, 2014

  • valerie p.

    sorry I will unexpectedly be going out of town

    January 17, 2014

  • John C.

    Tickets go on sale for the. 30 th on the 20th.

    January 16, 2014

  • Edwina (Eddie) B.

    John do you have a ticket I can buy?

    January 16, 2014

  • John H

    bought my tickets already, looking forward to info about the dinner plans.

    January 2, 2014

  • Frances C.

    I'm new to this meetup group, love Theater J, and just need to know whether to get my own ticket in advance or whether someone will prepay for the group. Is the event on Golstar?

    January 1, 2014

  • John C.

    All, I learned that tickets are not available until 10 days prior to the performance. I have 5 people who have prepaid their ticket price to me for a set of tickets seated together. Other 5? I will purchase the tickets on or about 20 January 2014.

    December 5, 2013

    • Joanie

      I think I already paid through paypal but let me know if not.

      December 5, 2013

  • Francine

    Bought my ticket

    November 28, 2013

  • Brenda K.

    Thanks John-Just bought my ticket.

    November 15, 2013

  • Debbie H.

    Ticket purchased

    November 15, 2013

  • Eveline

    John, thanks for organizing this. Payment sent through your link.

    November 15, 2013

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