Lots of plugs this week so pay attention.
- For residents of the 416, Asiansploitation (who may possibly be our siblings from several different sets of ethnically diverse parents) are presenting their latest collection of funny stuff: Asiansploitation: The Text Generation.
- The Godfathers of Asian-American comedy are at it again. Meet the 18 … er, Whitey Mountain Warriors as Race-Bending gets a timely smack down!
- Who’s the cover boy for this week’s Georgia Straight? Why it’s Mike Unger, writer, actor, sketch comedian and bow-tie aficionado, taking tennis of the table out of the rec room and into the streets.
- Must-see Internet stuff! David Henry Hwang’s Yellow Face adapted for Youtube:
(Of course, this isn’t the first time that an adaptation (sort of) of a DHH play has been on Youtube…)
(photo of Asiansploitation courtesy of Asiansploitation)
Thanks for coming out to our show on Saturday! There was a lot of great stuff happening in the city, which is why we appreciate that you joined us for some laughs and existential moments.
A special shout-out to Kristen Lambertson and her team of volunteers at the Powell Street Festival, Jacqueline who introduced us with such poise, tech wizards Jamie and Josh at the Firehall Arts Centre, Ann Chow for being uber-stage-manager Ann Chow, and Laura McLean who makes us all shiny and polished. Thanks also to Schema Magazine, District Local, Raz Chan Fitness, and FunFunVancouver for helping to spread the word.
For those who weren’t able to catch the show, here’s a look at one of the sketches we did. We’re pretty proud of this one because it’s DHH approved! See?
Video courtesy of Roger Tang | Seattle, WA | July 14, 2012
Have a great summer and see you again soon!
The Fishies are returning to the Powell Street Festival for the ninth year running!
We’ll be performing highlights from our recent show in Seattle. It’s a FREE 30-minute show featuring a pair of passionate pitchmen, two royals battling for supremacy, and a couple of scientists confronting more than giant atomic terror beasts. We’ll also present a fresh take on David Henry Hwang’s seminal 1980 play, F.O.B.
Won’t you join us?
Assaulted Fish @ the 36th Annual Powell Street Festival
Date: Saturday, August 4, 2012
Time: 4:15 pm to 4:45 pm
Place: Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova St. (@ Gore Ave.) [parking/map]
Notes: General admission seating. Rated “PG”. No latecomers.
Director: Laura McLean | Stage Manager: Ann Chow | Photography: Dan Jackson
Directed by Laura McLean, the Fishes’ new show explores existential angst and giant atomic terror beasts. For the watermelon-loving fans of the Queen of Vancouver/Burnaby, she’s baaaack with further tips on how to be sexy on a budget. And in honour of ReAct’s remount of Yellow Face, we present a fresh take on David Henry Hwang’s seminal 1980 play, F.O.B.
Yo, check it.
Date: Friday, July 13 & Saturday, July 14
Place: Ballard Underground (2220 Market Ave. NW, Seattle)
Cost: $11 general; $9 students/seniors (plus service charges if purchasing online)
Vancouver show alert!
For those of you who can’t make the trek south, join us at the Powell Street Festival! We’ll be making our ninth appearance with a free, 30-minute show at this awesome annual community celebration. More details to come as soon as they’re available!