Mr. Yunioshi (FringeNYC)
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Mr. Yunioshi (FringeNYC)
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Mr. Yunioshi (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

89%
(13 Reviews)
Positive
92%
Mixed
8%
Negative
0%
Members say
Thought-provoking, Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: Mickey Rooney's yellowface performance in Breakfast at Tiffany's is infamous for its lack of cultural sensitivity. But was there ever a way he could have pulled it off? An Asian actor tries to find out in this one man show.

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Member Reviews (13)

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80 Reviews | 12 Followers
92
Excellent acting, funny, thought-provoking

See it if you saw Breakfast at Tiffany's and were dismayed by the racist portrayal of someone Japanese by Mickey Rooney.

Don't see it if you cannot get to the theater between 5/25/22 and 5/29/22....otherwise go see it. Read more

54 Reviews | 15 Followers
91
Clever, Great writing, Funny

See it if You have heard of Breakfast at Tiffany's and want to dialogue about Asian stereotypes

Don't see it if Ah, it will all be explained. You'll like it.

32 Reviews | 10 Followers
83
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you like solid, funny solo shows and thinking about diversity in entertainment. Good acting, thoughtful, totally enjoyable.

Don't see it if you don't like solo shows?

22 Reviews | 4 Followers
97
Clever, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if you care about racial considerations in theater and film casting. And if you haven't thought about such things, you should. So see the show.

Don't see it if you like mindless drivel that offers no deeper message.

16 Reviews | 5 Followers
95
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like your funny to be thought-provoking and your thought-provoking to be funny.

Don't see it if you don't like solo shows/audience interaction.

7 Reviews | 1 Follower
78
Clever, Original, Resonant

See it if you want an hour to unsettle racial categories and enjoy deep, ironic storytelling

Don't see it if you want something that does not sit on the fringe. also, there's a bit of speechgiving.

5 Reviews | 1 Follower
65
Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Relevant, Disappointing

See it if you're a great fan of Breakfast at Tiffany's, but embarrassed by this show's title character.

Don't see it if you want a show that goes deep into the need for diverse casting

5 Reviews | 1 Follower
90
Funny, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you are interested in intelligent, witty writing & a comedian with impeccable sense of timing. Great message without the didactic lecture

Don't see it if you have never heard of Mickey Rooney, are not interested in film & do not know that there are different cultures under the "Asian" umbrella

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
August 20th, 2016

"Holloway keeps the set and staging simple, letting the words take center stage. And Cho does a terrific job, ending on a high, comical note, and showing us that while our society has come a long way, it hasn’t come far enough. It’s a very cunning and subtle show, at times almost too clever for it’s own good; I worry some may miss the satire. That said, the world obviously needs more inclusive casting, more A-List Asian actors, and it certainly needs more Cho."
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CurtainUp
August 20th, 2016

"A big part of the theatricality is, of course, watching an Asian man portray a white man struggling to come across as Asian...It's funny yet painful when this Asian actor dons the movie costume of a robe, glasses with stereotypical Jap round black frames, and two cartoon-like oversized front teeth. He succeeds in letting us know that this kind of casting is ugly and out of date, and the total transition to a more evolved, realistic, and enlightened view of various races is still overdue."
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