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paul yen · Ages 18+ · flashing lights · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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Review by anonymous certified reviewer

What I liked

Paul has a presence and demonstrates his various layers of his acting style in a playful manner. The show was well written as the transitions from character to character were spot on. It was able to touch based on hard social discriminations while remaining light. Though it was educational with dark topics, I remained entertained throughout the entire show. I recommend anyone not just Asian Americans to watch this amazing show.

What I didn't like

Although Paul gave an astounding performance, the venue did not serve this show justice with limited space and outside noises. However, the quick and witty use to add these outside noises to the show and multiple uses of the props revealed Yen’s efficiency and flexibilty as an actor.

My overall impression

The show was overall a great hit. While being playful and comedic, Paul does an excellent job hitting true social obstacles Asian Americans face in America. Not specifically to Asian Americans who aspire to be actors but all Asian Americans can relate to these social discriminations. His witty humor and charisma reveals the discrimination of Asian Americans today using examples from current films and actors. Paul Yen is bold to present these hard hitting issues to his audience and I commend him for that. Paul is a passionate leader who uses his acting to stand up for what he believes in. Paul uses his show to give a voice to Asian Americans. He truly is my superhero.

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