Face Value (play)

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Face Value
Written by David Henry Hwang
Characters Andrew Simpson
Linda Ann Wong
Marci Williams
Bernard Sugarman
Glenn Ebens
Randall Lee
Date premiered March 9, 1993
Place premiered Cort Theatre
New York City
Original language English
Subject East/West cultural stereotypes
Genre Farce
Setting The Imperialist Theatre; New York City, New York

Face Value was a 1993 play by American playwright David Henry Hwang. It was to be the second Broadway production of the playwright's work, but it closed in previews on March 14, 1993.[1] The production was scheduled to open at the Cort Theatre. It was directed by Jerry Zaks, with B. D. Wong, Jane Krakowski, Mark Linn-Baker, Mia Korf, and Gina Torres in the cast.

Its critical failure provided the inspiration for David Henry Hwang's Obie Award-winning play Yellow Face, which premiered in 2007 at the Mark Taper Forum and moved Off-Broadway to the Joseph Papp Public Theater.[2]

The play has never been published.


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