Should actors really have the opportunity to play any role? Could there ever have been a “right” way for him to play it? And what compels an actor to play a character that they really probably shouldn’t be playing? Asian-American writer/performer J. Elijah Cho attempts to explore these topics and more in his show, Mr. Yunioshi (Best Solo Show, 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival).
Mr. Yunioshi is a solo performance piece that follows actor Mickey Rooney as he attempts to create his character for Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Written and performed Asian American actor J Elijah Cho.
This comedic show aims to explore the controversial topics of yellow-face and “colourblind” casting.