Stir-Friday Night! presents their 20th anniversary sketch comedy revue: K-SPA TIME MACHINE.
SFN spends a day at a Korean spa, online and discovers a time machine. Time travel ensues, and hilarity follows. Confucius writes for Buzzfeed, Jeremy Lin dreams of becoming the first Asian-American in the NBA, and robots are powered by shame.
10/10 – 11/7
Saturdays @ 8pm
The Apollo Theatre Studio @ 2540 N Lincoln Ave
$5 student / senior / industry
Tickets may be purchased at the box office, by phone, or online here.
(Group discount available, and use the Offer Code HOTTIX for $5 tickets!)
Written & Performed by
Christina Seo, Jonald Reyes, Loreen Targos, Nic Park, & Ray Hui
Directed by Jay Steigmann
Music Direction & Dance Choreography by Katie Manning
Tech Director: Byron Roussin
Stir-Friday Night! is a 20-year-old Asian-American theater company, specializing in improv and sketch comedy. Our alumni include Danny Pudi from Community, and Steven Yeun from The Walking Dead.
Props & poster design by Christina Seo.
AVERY LEE has studied at The Annoyance, Second City, and iO, where he performs with Trash Daddiez. He also performs with 98.6, and produces a show at Underground Lounge at least four times a week. He is represented by Grossman & Jack. He is the Executive Director of Stir Friday Night.
JONALD JUDE REYES is a writer, performer, & Director from Chicago, IL. As a graduate of Rutgers University (NJ), he went on to learn from Second City Training, iO Theater, the Annoyance, and the Chicago Dramatists. He has performed with various comedy troupes, including Stir Friday Night, Mind Spinach, and Old Smuggler. Jonald has performed as part of the Chicago Improv Festival, Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, and the TBS Just for Laughs Festival. As a Director, Reyes has been honored to be named as Chicago Reader’s Best of Stage Director (2012, 2013, & 2014). He is also an Associate Producer for the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, and Chicago Improv Festival. Jonald is also the Artistic Director of his own production company, the Mental Notion Society (est. 2010).
CHRISTINA SEO graduated from the internationally esteemed School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an emphasis in Writing. She found herself in Chicago by way of a small beach town in LA. Her background in the performing arts has deep roots in improvisation. You can find her performing with Stir Friday Night and Lady Crush all over Chicago, and occasionally all over the country for various comedy festivals.
RAYMOND HUI hails from the mean streets of Chinatown, New York. He performs with SFN and with Throttle Aristotle (One Group Mind). Previous credits include Bat-Hamlet (Cornservatory Theater), Fancy Woman (iO Theater, Chicago Sketchfest 2013, 2014) and Radio Television Theater Hour (Public House Theater). His favorite bands are Weezer and The Gaslight Anthem.
LOREEN TARGOS performs sketch and improv comedy with Stir Friday Night. She has studied improvisation at Second City and Annoyance Theater and studied acting at Black Box Studio. She is also a graduate student studying public health at the University of Illinois at Chicago and serves on the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Tenants Organization.
NIC PARK does lots of things but thinks it’s most important you know about For Youth Inquiry, the organization he works with to help teach kids about healthy attitudes toward sex through shockingly not-awkward participatory theater. Check out http://icah.org/fyi/ for more details. Oh yeah, he’s also super into MMA.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
K-Spa Time Machine is proud to be part of Chicago Artist Month.