The Hillsborough Community College (HCC) Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) presents Mr. Yunioshi on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. and April 20 at 2 p.m. in the Studio Theatre on the Ybor City Campus.
Asian-American writer and performer J. Elijah Cho depicts a young Mickey Rooney in this one-person comedy, who is preparing for his titular role in the 1960s film, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” where he would be playing an Asian character, Mr. Yunioshi. In this funny and poignant satire, Cho attempts to explore the answers to several questions, such as should actors have the opportunity to play ‘any’ role, and what compels an actor to play a character that they really shouldn’t be playing?
General admission tickets are $20. HCC students, faculty and staff receive free admission with a valid ID. The box office opens an hour prior to the performance. Advance tickets can be purchased at hccfl.edu/theatre.
The Studio Theatre is located in the HCC Performing Arts Building at the Ybor City Campus at 1141 E 11th Ave., Tampa, FL, 33605.
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About the Playwright:
Jonathan Elijah Cho is a writer and performer from Tampa, FL currently residing in California. He is best known for his work as Wonderboy on AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire.” After graduating from the University of South Florida, Jonathan worked with several theatre companies in the Tampa Bay area including Eckerd Theatre Company, Tampa Repertory Theatre and American Stage. He also has been an ensemble member of the theatre companies Hat Trick Theatre Productions and Jobsite Theatre. In 2016, Jonathan wrote a one man show, “Mr. Yunioshi,” which successfully premiered at The New York Fringe Festival.
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