Silver Spring Stage
10145 Colesville Road Silver Spring
Silver Spring Stage presents the area community theater premiere of Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang. The lines between fact and fiction blur with hilarious and moving results in Hwang's unreliable memoir, where he calls "himself" DHH. Fresh off his Tony Award win, DHH leads a protest against "yellowface" casting in the original Broadway production of Miss Saigon. At the same time, he mistakenly casts a Caucasian actor in the lead Asian role of his own Broadway-bound play Face Value. Meanwhile, DHH's father finds himself ensnared in a political scandal rooted in anti-Chinese paranoia. As these stories intertwine, DHH is forced to confront the complex and changing role that "face" plays in American life today.
Thru - Feb 1, 2020
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MD Theatre Guide - Highly Recommended
"...As usual, Silver Spring Stage has brought us an intriguing play that uses some fine creative newcomers along with seasoned veterans. “Yellow Face” will make you laugh, but it will also make you look inside yourself to see your own prejudices and false perceptions. It is a play that should be seen not only by Asian-Americans but all of us who mix-up culture with politics and forget that the historical path of Asians in America has had many roadblocks."
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