‘Yellowman’: A Master Class in Acting
By Community Reviewer Allan Okubo
Insults! Ridicule! Humiliation! Discrimination! Racism! Hatred! Sadness! Joy!
These all describe Yellowman, the wonderful play at The Actors’ Group (TAG), starring Curtis Duncan and Wendy Pearson, and directed by Derrick Brown.
Racism and discrimination isn’t just between races, but also within races. How each race perceives each other, what their ideal race should be-- Yellowman digs deep, really deep, into the psyche of the dark and not so dark black person and how each views each other. While it may be painful to watch because it opens wounds that each race has, it is therapeutic in the comfort that maybe there is hope for humanity by realizing that differences are what makes for completeness!
Curtis Duncan and Wendy Pearson conduct a master class in acting and make each audience member feel like they were only talking to them! They set you up, tear you down, then repeat it over and over again! You are swept away with them from South Carolina to New York, and back! You will laugh, cry, hate, and reminisce on a roller coaster of emotion. Yet in the end, you will be thankful you got to see hope!
So call The Actors’ Group at 722-6941 and see this powerful, insightful play. This is what theatre should be, and it is at TAG!