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Yellow Face: A Satirical Self-Portrait

Come join the YCSV for a revealing backstage comedy from Tony Award-winning author David Henry Hwang ('83 MFA) about the struggle to define racial identity in the mixed-up melting pot of contemporary America. Special group prices available to Yalies.


Limited Number of Tickets Available at Special Group Prices
Must Purchase Tickets by Wednesday, August 26

Special Post-Show Reception for Attendees

Yellow Face

By David Henry Hwang '83 MFA
Pun Bandhu '01 MFA as D.H.H.
Francis Jue '86 as D.H.H.'s father

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.  Actor and Tony-winning producer Pun Bandhu plays D.H.H.  Broadway star Francis Jue recreates his award-winning role as D.H.H.'s father.

Dinner: For those who would like to get together before the performance, we will meet for dinner at the New Mongolian BBQ at 304 Castro Street in Mountain View beginning at 6 pm.  Service is buffet style, so people can arrive at different times.

Post-show ReceptionAfter the show Francis Jue '86 and Pun Bandhu '01 MFA will meet with the group to discuss the play and their roles.  TheatreWorks Artistic Director Robert Kelley will lead the discussion.  The playwright, David Henry Hwang '83 MFA, may also be able to join us if he is available.

Date:          Thursday, September 10, 2009
(Must purchase tickets by Wednesday, August 26)

6-7:00 pm     Meet for dinner (buffet style) at New Mongolian BBQ,
                    304 Castro Street, Mountain View, 94041 
8:00 pm        Play begins
Post-show    Reception at theater with Francis Jue '86, Pun Bandhu '01 MFA,
                   & Artistic Director Robert Kelley

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro Street            
Mountain View, CA 94041

FROM HIGHWAY 280: Take Highway 85 exit north toward Mountain View. From Highway 85 take the El Camino Real north exit. Stay on El Camino and turn right on Castro Street. The Center is on the left at the corner of Castro and Mercy Street. Free underground parking accessible from Mercy Street.

FROM HIGHWAY 101: Take the Moffett Boulevard. exit toward Mountain View. Moffett Boulevard becomes Castro Street at the railroad crossing (Central Expressway). Stay on Castro until you reach Mercy Street (four blocks), where the center is on your right. Free underground parking is accessible from Mercy Street.


               $35          Adult Ticket
               $25          Student Ticket
Students may be asked to show a student ID at the door)

Go to the Yale Club of Silicon Valley website to purchase tickets.

TheatreWorks is giving us its benefit group price so that we can offer orchestra tickets at prices lower than the usual group or discount prices for this event.  Tickets must purchased by Wednesday, August 26 to get these discounted prices.  Only a limited number of tickets are available and will be sold on a first come basis until they are sold out.

Questions: Please contact Julie Wong, the event chair, at aaayanorcal.play2009sep@aaaya.org.

The Association of Asian American Yale Alumni (AAAYA) and the Yale Club of Silicon Valley are co-hosting this event.  Part of the ticket price will go to AAAYA to raise money for its programs.

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