Yellow Face is David Henry Hwang’s self-mocking drama about his reaction to the casting of the white Jonathan Pryce as a Eurasian character in his Broadway play M. Butterfly. Hwang was loudly critical of the casting choice, and he decides to write a play about the experience. He finds the perfect actor – Marcus G. Dahlman – to play the lead Eurasian role, only he doesn’t realize that Marcus is not Asian. When Hwang discovers that Marcus is white, he invents a story that Marcus has “Siberian Jew” ancestry. Meanwhile, Hwang’s father, HYH, is caught in a political contribution scandal, and the two of them are forced to examine their relationship and heritage. Yellow Face is a sideways look at Hwang’s common themes of race and assimilation. Almost all actors play multiple roles, many of them real people in politics, the media and theatre.