I’m tardy on this one, but this NPR report about Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang’s latest work, Yellow Face, really captured my attention during the morning commute a few weeks back. Hwang’s play is a comedy that raises serious questions about racial politics from an Asian American perspective. Here’s part of the official promo copy:
Part autobiography, part-mockumentary, Yellow Face blends truth and fiction to give us a funny and moving backstage look at Hwang’s search to confront the roles that race and ethnicity play in America.
I wish I could get to New York to check out this play before it closes. Hopefully, it’ll open in Chicago sometime soon.