Race Divide Addressed In Yellow Face At The Shed

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Race Divide Addressed In Yellow Face At The Shed

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We're expecting great things from David Henry Hwang's Yellow Face, when it comes to the National Theatre’s pop-up venue, The Shed, in May.

Moving over from a successful run at Park Theatre, Yellow Face explores the impact race has had on the East Asian experience in America. The plot stems from the casting of a white British actor in an Asian role in the musical Miss Saigon when it transferred to New York in 1990, and the controversy that ensued.

Yellow Face straddles the line between reality and fiction, questioning what race really means, looking at how politics and media interact in our society and asking us to reflect on who we really are. Ultimately, the play provides audiences with a way to discuss the controversial topic of race in an accessible way.

To get you in the mood, why not head along to the pre-show platform at The Shed on 7 May? Yellow Face writer, Tony award-winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang will be talking to theatre critic Mark Shenton about the play.

Yellow Face is at The Shed between 5-24 May. Tickets are £12/£20 and can be booked here or by calling 020 7452 3000.

Last Updated 23 April 2014