Friday, March 4, 2011

Yellow Face, David Henry Hwang at Hart House Theatre

From March 4-12, Hart House Theatre and the fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company present the Toronto premiere of the play Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang. The play won an Obie Award for its semi-autobiographical portrayal of Hwang's own Broadway failure written in response to the casting controversy of Miss Saigon. It was his third Obie Award for playwriting.

On March 8, Hart House will host the event A Conversation with David Henry Hwang. Hwang is a Tony Award-winning playwright and librettist. He is a frequent collaborator with Phillip Glass and wrote the libreatto for Howard Shore's opera The Fly. He also wrote the screenplay for David Cronenberg's M. Butterfly, based on his own play.

The production of Yellow Face is directed by Esther Jun and stars Ben Wong, Carl Swanson, Charmaine Lau, Daniel Krolik, David Fujino, Emily Opal Smith and Kristoffer Pedlar.

Hart House Theatre is located in the University of Toronto at 7 Hart House Circle.

Yellow Face

Yellow Face
"A tempest in an Oriental teapot"
Toronto Premiere
Written by David Henry Hwang
Mar 4 - 12, 2011
Yellow Face is a  head-spinning backstage comedy from the Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang in which mistaken racial identities collide with family, media and politics. This ferociously funny, utterly unreliable memoir chronicles David Henry Hwang’s struggle to define racial identity in the mixed-up melting pot of contemporary America. Part fact, part fiction - provocative yet full of heart, Yellow Face is a tale of cultural politics, family fortunes, and artistic integrity; an insightful look at the pitfalls and promise of our “P.C.” world.
Buy Yellow Face tickets
2 Week Run
Week 1 - Fri and Sat 8pm
Week 2 - Wed to Sat 8pm + Sat 2pm
Tickets: Adults $25
Students & Seniors $15
$10 Student Tickets every Wednesday Night!

A Conversation with David Henry Hwang

Details: Tony Award-winning playwright, screenwriter and librettist David Henry Hwang, best known as the author of M. Butterfly and Yellow Face, is one of the most influential Asian-American artists currently working in North America. Hwang's work frequently addresses notions of identity, race and modern multiculturalism.

Hwang will speak onstage with David Yee, Artistic Director of fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company about his work, life and philosophies.

Also, from March 4th to 12th, Hart House Theatre and the fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company present the Toronto stage premiere of Hwang's comedic personal memoir, Yellow Face, and on Wednesday, March 9th, Hwang will again take the stage post-peformance for a Q&A session with the show's audience.

Tuesday March 8th, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle
Cost: $10 adults / $5 students and seniors
Box Office: 416.978.8849

1 comment:

  1. When I first saw Yellow face, I wasn't so sure if I'd like it. I left the theater loving it. It's great, you guys have to see it!