NY Times Profiles Brooklyn Heights Playwright

Brooklyn Heights resident David Henry Hwang's new play Yellow Face is now playing at the Public Theater. He and nabe townhouse are profiled in today's New York Tiimes:

NY Times: One Character at a Time: “Our notions of authenticity and purity are really just convenient and ultimately superficial,” said Mr. Hwang, sitting in the Brooklyn Heights town house he shares with his wife, Kathryn A. Layng, who is American (whatever that means) and their two children. “Increasingly, race and culture are two different things. The world is a mongrel place.”

As is their town house, comfortably decorated New York-style. Across the room from a fireplace hung with Christmas stockings is a large and impressive 19th-century Chinese cupboard. It was bought, like so many New Yorkers’ bits of chinoiserie, at ABC Carpet on Broadway. [Full story]

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