Yellow Face

  • Date:
    December 1, 2007

    What the press had to say.....

    "Feels less like a fully developed work than a scattershot, personal venting of painful emotions, still waiting to assume a polished form."
    Ben Brantley
    New York Times

    "Hwang's "Yellow Face" reveals an unequivocally insightful writer."
    Joe Dziemianowicz
    New York Daily News

    "If it sounds confusing, that's because it is, with the playwright's incisive points becoming lost in a morass of real and invented plot elements that never quite jibe. "
    Clive Barnes
    New York Post

    "Smart and delightful and scary new quasi-mock-autobiographical docudrama." & "A Chinese box of deceptive amusements and crushing beauty."
    Linda Winer

    "Usually appears to be skimming the sticky surface of important social issues."
    Michael Sommers

    "A welcome jolt of satire to the holiday season."
    Jeremy Gerard

    "The playwright's personal (it's more than a little autobiographical) take on ethnic identity, racial discrimination, artistic freedom, playwright responsibility, the economics of Broadway, the relationship between fathers and sons - and more - brims with robust dialogue and undeniable theatricality." & "It makes for an overstuffed evening, but director Leigh Silverman manages to keep the many strands of the story relatively tangle free, and she moves the detailed plot with surprising swiftness."
    Michael Kuchwara
    Associated Press

    "The play is too metatheatrical for its own good. It turns into more of a confessional than a drama with any kind of structure or development"
    Matt Windman
    AM New York