theatreworks presents david henry hwang's yellow face

Hey, Bay Area! Some Asian American theater for you... TheatreWorks presents Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang, now playing at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts through September 20. Some info:

By David Henry Hwang
Regional Premiere

Tickets: $24 (student) – $62
Does not include $2 convenience fee for online or phone orders.

A revealing backstage comedy from the Tony Award-winning author of M Butterfly, 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, this Obie Award winner is a tale of cultural politics, family fortunes, and artistic integrity, an insightful look at the pitfalls and promise of our "P.C." world. Broadway star Francis Jue recreates his award-winning performance. Contains mature language.

August 26–September 20, 2009
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

"How TheatreWorks" pre-show discussion with Yellow Face designers Fumiko Bielefeldt and J.B. Wilson, Thursday, August 27 at 6:30, MVCPA balcony. Look for signage!
I haven't had a chance to see this play yet, but from everything I've heard, it's a fascinating and provocative semi-autobiographical rumination on racial identity and artist integrity. For more information on the production, and to purchase tickets, visit the TheatreWorks website here.

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