I have seen “White pearl” last night. It is rather funny and explores an area (racism in Asia) I did not know very well. Some characters are quite sketchy but overall it is enjoyable and the same actors seem to enjoy the experience.
Found it an uncomfortable watch not knowing the culture, showing my age felt like an Asian mind you language with all the protagonists reflecting an Asian nation with their underlying conceptions / misconceptions of each other.
Was funny and well acted but not sure what it was looking to achieve.
Post by theatremonkey.com on May 18, 2019 17:04:12 GMT
Saw it this afternoon. Interesting but flawed - the main one being that some vital set-up came half way through rather than at the start. Nice performances, I thought, from a talented cast. Very short - about 80 minutes. More on my site if anyone likes. 3 stars.
This was ok without being great. Felt like a ratking at tomes with all the cast tearing furballs out of each other. Interesting to see a play about east Asian concerns written and performed entirely by east Asian actors. Somehow whenever there is talk of diversity in theatre the diversity referred to seems to be only of a limited kind.
I venture to suggest that were a play of this nature about prejudice and racism to be written from a white European perspective, it would almost certainly (in the unlikely event of its getting produced) lead to a storm of indignation in the media and demonstrations outside.