Bandhu, Ernst, Resnick and Chilip Complete Cast of TheatreWorks' Yellow Face

News   Bandhu, Ernst, Resnick and Chilip Complete Cast of TheatreWorks' Yellow Face
Complete casting has been announced for the TheatreWorks production of Tony winner David Henry Hwang's Yellow Face, starring Francis Jue.

As previously reported, Jue, who appeared in the Public Theater production of the work in 2008, will reprise his performance in the TheatreWorks engagement that runs Aug. 26-Sept. 20 at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts. Opening night is Aug. 29.

Joining Jue will be Pun Bandhu, Robert Ernst, Amy Resnick, Howard Swain, Thomas Azar and Tina Chilip. TheatreWorks founding artistic director Robert Kelley stages the production.

Press notes for Yellow Face read: "Asian activist and playwright D.H.H., based on Hwang himself, mistakenly casts a non-Asian actor in an Asian role in his new play. While resorting to sometimes convoluted solutions to avoid scrutiny from his contemporaries, D.H.H. is ultimately forced to reconsider his own concepts of Asian American identity. This Obie Award winner is a tale of cultural politics, family fortunes, and artistic integrity, and offers an insightful look at the pitfalls and promise of our 'politically correct' world."

Hwang earned the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award for the his Broadway debut with M. Butterfly. His additional Broadway credits include the books for the musicals Aida, Tarzan and the 2002 revival of Flower Drum Song. Hwang has collaborated with composer Philip Glass on the operas 1000 Airplanes on the Roof, The Voyage and The Sound of a Voice.

For tickets phone (650) 903-6000 or visit TheatreWorks. TheatreWorks' Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts is located at 500 Castro Street (at Mercy) in Mountain View, CA.

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