'Yellow Face' ★★★

In the 1990s, the Asian-American playwright David Henry Hwang protested the decision to cast the Welsh actor Jonathan Pryce in the role of the Asian pimp in the Broadway production of "Miss Saigon." He found himself in the increasingly uncomfortable position of being one theater artist telling a group of fellow theater artists that they did not have the creative freedom to cast as they please. Tricky. So Hwang wrote a play, borrowing for the title the term that some protestors flung at Pryce in his Asian makeup: "Yellow Face." The piece probably tries to cover too much ground at once, but it wades into this malaise not only with guts but with a sense of humor. -CHRIS JONES Through July 31 at the Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St.; $34 at 312-443-3800 or goodmantheatre.org
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