Yellowman

Critics

LemonMeter

Reviews: 2

Audience

LemonMeter

Reviews: 0

Sat Oct 16, 3:00pm
Sat Oct 16, 8:00pm
Sun Oct 17, 3:00pm
Fri Oct 22, 8:00pm
Sat Oct 23, 3:00pm
Sat Oct 23, 8:00pm
Sun Oct 24, 3:00pm

The Pulitzer Prize Finalist "Yellowman" makes its Orange County premiere this Fall at Chance Theater. A celebration of language and the human spirit, Yellowman is an exquisite and provocative exploration of the challenges of overcoming racism, class, biases, and prejudices inherited both from community and family. Alma, a dark-skinned African-American woman, and her childhood friend Eugene, a light-skinned African-American man, have been life-long friends — yet when their friendship turns to love, the different colors of their skin raise obstacles that could be insurmountable.

Please note: This show contains mature language and themes.

Reviews

...searing drama...Buckle up your emotional seat belts for this one...With the challenging intensity found in YELLOWMAN the theater straightforwardly reminds us of the gap in our lives without live performance and reasserts the case for how necessary in-person theater can be.

sweet - Christopher Smith, The Orange County Register - ...read full review


Questions that linger long beyond the house lights coming up prove the power the story and characters have had on us…such is the strength of Ms. Orlandersmith’s storytelling, and Ms. Hill and Mr. Alexander’s abilities to make all of them real. Ms. Foster’s direction favors a vivid insight and emphasis on innovative staging, making for genuinely potent and enthralling theater.

sweet - Leo Buck - Bucking Trends - ...read full review


...searing drama...Buckle up your emotional seat belts for this one...With the challenging intensity found in YELLOWMAN the theater straightforwardly reminds us of the gap in our lives without live performance and reasserts the case for how necessary in-person theater can be.

sweet - Christopher Smith, The Orange County Register - ...read full review


Questions that linger long beyond the house lights coming up prove the power the story and characters have had on us…such is the strength of Ms. Orlandersmith’s storytelling, and Ms. Hill and Mr. Alexander’s abilities to make all of them real. Ms. Foster’s direction favors a vivid insight and emphasis on innovative staging, making for genuinely potent and enthralling theater.

sweet - Leo Buck - Bucking Trends - ...read full review