Asian-Americans Escape the Social-Construct Prison!
A prison of assumptions has overwhelmed the Asian race, and Stir Friday Night is breaking out! In their newest sketch revue, “The Shrimpshack Redemption,” the 22-year- old Asian-American comedy troupe has diligently chipped away through stereotypes and social norms to escape the “Shrimpshack”, and find their true selves. Born into what society thinks they know about Asians, the escaped convicts can now tell people the real truth about Asian-Americans, like how it’s okay to be infatuated with bubble tea, or that we might have serious issues with sharing our emotions. Other prison stories describe the dangers of growing up in an Asian household, the love and loss of being a street food vendor, and the liberation of the female breast.
Written & performed by Claudia Iao, Javid Iqbal, TJ Medel, Brooke Montoya & Loreen Targos.
Musical Direction by Gail Gallagher.
Directed by Jonald Jude Reyes.
Performances will be at:
The Second City Training Center, Judy’s Beat Lounge
230 W. North Avenue, Second Floor,
Chicago, IL 60614
Every Friday at 7:30 pm (CST), from September 15th through October 20th , 2017.
Stir Friday Night is making moves! We are proud to announce that Jonald Jude Reyes will be stepping up as the new Artistic Director of the 22 year-old Chicago staple. Avery Lee will continue to support SFN in the Executive Director role. With these well experienced positions in place, we’re looking to gain more opportunities to tour, workshop, and gain a wider scale audience as the nation’s premier Asian-American comedy troupe! As always, look for us to keep performing around Chicago AND BEYOND!
Stir-Friday Night is excited to announce “The Rickshaw Joint,” a new monthly variety show at Stage 773 (The Cab). We’ll be bringing you every THIRD WEDNESDAY of the month a mix of acts: improv, sketch, stand-up, storytelling and more. We hope to see you there!
Hosted by Avery Lee and Jonald Jude Reyes.
SFN players: Elyse Ahmad, Dacey Arashiba, Claudia Iao, Javid Iqbal, Avery Lee, Louise Loeb, TJ Medel, Jonald Jude Reyes, Loreen Targos and more.