Slowly but surely, SELF-ish is getting closer and closer to Vancouver. If you’re in the BC capital this weekend, check out Diana Bang in her show at UNO Fest, Intrepid Theatre’s 11-day celebration of solo performance (May 9-19). Written by Kuan Foo and directed by Assaulted Fish alum director Dawn Milman, SELF-ish tells the story of Esther Jin, a 30-something Korean-Canadian navigating her relationship with her family in the aftermath of a recent tragedy. Don’t worry: there are laughs to be had too!
Visit the Intrepid Theatre/UNO Fest website for all the ticket details.
Yeah, but when do we get SELF-ish in Vancouver?!
In September, Fish Fans, in September. Look for the play at the 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival (September 6-16). Show times will be available later in August. Stay tuned!
About the play:
SELF-ish had its Canadian debut at the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival. Here are some reviews from opening night:
“Kuan Foo’s script resonates especially for Asian-Canadian audience members. When Esther’s tears finally come, Bang has no trouble digging deep, and…it’s hard not to feel those same emotions.” — Now: Toronto
“Movement is important here, as are expressions, because they help carry the emotional range and complexity of Esther’s story and character. Bang’s performance is dynamic and delivered everything that this part demanded.
The writing too carried its own force in the most understated way. Written by Kuan Foo, SELF-ish gives us Esther’s voice and the voices of those who we don’t even see on stage (her father, mother, brother, and her boss Daryll) through the impact of storytelling.” — Mooney on Theatre
Tonight and tomorrow are the last two chances to the see the debut of “Self-ish” at the Toronto Fringe Festival. Starring Diana Bang and written by Kuan Foo (both of Assaulted Fish Sketch Comedy) and directed by Dawn Milman (Assaulted Fish Alumnus director).
Here’s what the reviewers say:
“Bang’s performance is dynamic and delivered everything that this part demanded.”
“Kuan Foo’s script resonates especially for Asian-Canadian audience members. When Esther’s tears finally come, Bang has no trouble digging deep, and in the intimate BMO Incubator, it’s hard not to feel those same emotions.” (4 out 5)
“…Bang, a magnetic and assured performer, inhabits Esther Jin with charismatic ease.” (B+)
Don’t miss out!
Ticket details here.
Hey Fish Fans,
If you are in Toronto be sure to catch Diana debuting her solo show “Self-ish” at the Toronto Fringe Festival. Written by Kuan and directed by Fish alumni director Dawn Milman, Self-ish tells the story of Esther Jin, a 30-something Korean-Canadian, navigating her relationship with her family in the aftermath of a recent tragedy. It’s funny too! Honest!
Here are some opening night reviews!
Seven shows left! Don’t miss out!
Rated 14A, for coarse language and violence against cardboard boxes.
Ticket details here.
“We only need one more to form a proper coven.”
Yes, it is April the 2nd and the brief annual window for playing mean pranks or spreading fake news stories via social media with complete impunity has closed for another year. However, it’s not too late to catch the April Fool’s edition of THE FLAME storytelling series on April 5th at the Cottage Bistro. Guest hosted by the inimitable Morgan Brayton, this year’s show features the tallest and shortest members of Assaulted Fish (that’s them up above in case you didn’t know). Details below!
7-9 PM, April 5th, 2017
Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street, 7-9pm.
Admission by donation.