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

88%
(12 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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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.

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?

Critic Reviews (2)

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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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 He succeeds in letting us know that this kind of casting is ugly and out of date, and the total transition to a more evolved, realistic, and enlightened view of various races is still overdue."
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