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Photos: South Korean Television Star Oh Ji-eun Stops By MR. YUNIOSHI

The star visited the Soho Playhouse Huron Club for the one-man show.

South Korean Television Star Oh Ji-eun visited J. Elijah Cho's "Mr. Yunioshi." Ms. Oh is best known to South Korean television fans for her roles in the weekend drama "Three Brothers", the daily drama "Smile Again", the sitcom "Living Among the Rich, the entertainment industry satire "The King of Dramas", and the supernatural police procedural "Cheo Yong."

Stidley Productions, Ari Stidham and David Stidham are pleased to present J. Elijah Cho as "Mr. Yunioshi" at the Soho Playhouse Huron Club, located at 15 Vandam St, New York, NY 10013. The one-hour one-man comedy opens Wednesday, May 18th 2022 at 7:00 pm and continues Wednesday through Sundays at 7:00 pm with Sunday Matinees at 3:00 pm through Sunday, May 29th 2022. All tickets are $35.00. Tickets can be purchases at the box office, online at www.MrYunioshi.com or by telephone at (212) 691-1555.

In "Mr. Yunioshi," J. Elijah Cho cleverly explores Mickey Rooney's [infamous] discriminatory and ignorant performance as Mr. Yunioshi in "Breakfast at Tiffany's," often pointed to as the most egregious example of yellowface in the movies. Rooney's 'over the top' characterization is cringeworthy to watch to this day, but it also raises several questions: Should actors have the opportunity to play ANY role? Could there ever have been a 'right' way to play it? And what compels an actor to play a character that they really shouldn't be playing? Asian-American writer and performer J. Elijah Cho attempts to explore these topics and more in this funny and poignant satire.

J. Elijah Cho (he/him), a self-acclaimed Air Force "military brat" from Tampa Florida is a writer and actor currently based in Los Angeles. Mr. Cho has appeared as the character Wonderboy in two seasons of the AMC series "Halt & Catch Fire." He has performed in comedy musicals at Second City Hollywood and he made his drag debut as Scarlet Chohanson in the THE BACCHUS at the Pack Theater during LA's Pride Month in 2020. He was recently featured in the "Inside the Actors Studio" episode of the "Hi Chingoos'" podcast. He has a degree in theatre performance from the University of South Florida in Tampa where he performed at Jobsite, Stageworks, Hat Trick and Tampa Rep.

Stidley Productions is a Los Angeles based company that produces live comedy and theater. Past productions have included the comedies "Solo Must Die (A Star Wars Musical Parody)" and "Edgar Allan Show" as well as productions of "Midsummer Night's Dream", "Julius Caesar" and most recently Theresa Rebeck's "Mauritius." Stidley Productions began working with J. Elijah Cho during "Solo Must Die" (where he played Han Solo) and since learning about "Mr. Yunioshi" has fortunate to bring his work to audiences across the country.

Photos: South Korean Television Star Oh Ji-eun Stops By MR. YUNIOSHI
Producer Ari Stidham, Korean TV and Korean television star Oh Ji-eun and Actor/Writer/Director J. Elijah Cho

Photos: South Korean Television Star Oh Ji-eun Stops By MR. YUNIOSHI
Actor/Writer/Director J. Elijah Cho and Korean television star Oh Ji-eun

Photos: South Korean Television Star Oh Ji-eun Stops By MR. YUNIOSHI
J. Elijah Cho in a scene fronm "Mr. Yunioshi."

Photos: South Korean Television Star Oh Ji-eun Stops By MR. YUNIOSHI
J. Elijah Cho in a scene fronm "Mr. Yunioshi."

Photos: South Korean Television Star Oh Ji-eun Stops By MR. YUNIOSHI
J. Elijah Cho in a scene fronm "Mr. Yunioshi."

Mr. Yunioshi Trailer 2022 from Stidley Inc on Vimeo.


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