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Powell Street Festival: Here We Come!

Funnier in person

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]
Cost: FREE!
Notes: General admission seating. Rated “PG”. No latecomers.

Director: Laura McLean | Stage Manager: Ann Chow | Photography: Dan Jackson

Pork & Fish Unite! – July 13 & 14 in Seattle

Boy, are we excited about our upcoming show with Seattle’s Pork Filled Players! We’ve been hard at work crafting brand new material and we think the results are, well, “Porktacular!

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
Time: 8pm
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!

Summer Update

Thanks to everyone for coming out to our Powell Street Festival show on July 31. You were an amazing audience! We hope to entertain you again in the very near future. Btw, anyone interested in a slightly bruised watermelon?

Special thanks to  the wonderful Powell Street Festival organizers/volunteers, especially Julie Aoki and Kazuho Yamamoto; Jamie Burns and the Firehall Arts Centre; Ann Chow; Andrea Bang; and Laura McLean.

Please check back for upcoming show details, as well as new videos and blog posts. In the meantime, check out these two great shows from our talented friends.

Directed by Laura McLean (she’s our awesome director!)

Date: Every Friday and Saturday, July 15 to August 27
Time: 8pm
Place: Jen’s Place, 518 Kaslo Street, Vancouver
Cost: Single show tickets – $15 / Four-show passes – $40

About the Show:
One party. Four perspectives. Do you know the whole story? Experience a house party you will never forget, through the eyes of four pivotal party guests. Mingle, eat and drink, following one of these characters through the house each night. Come for one show or all four to get the whole story.

Party This Weekend is an original, interactive theatre experience presented by The House Party Collective, in association with Scarlet Satin Productions.

Produced by The Pork Filled Players and Repertory Actors Theatre (they’re our Seattle friends!)
Directed by David Hsieh
Written by David Henry Hwang

Date: August 5 to September 3
Time: Fridays at 8pm / Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm
Place: Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue, Capital Hill, Seattle, WA
Cost: At door – $15 / In advance – $12
Advance Tickets
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About the Show:
ReAct Theatre and the Pork Filled Players (with sponsorship by the Furuta Lee Foundation) proudly present the Northwest premiere of Yellow Face, the Pulitzer-finalist and Obie-award winning comic “mockumentary” about mistaken racial identity by David Henry Hwang. Casting himself as the protagonist, Hwang recounts his (maybe true, maybe not) hard-hitting attempts to protest yellow face casting in Miss Saigon on Broadway — and his own accidental casting of a white man as Asian. Mixing real events, real headlines and real people with fictional characters and dramatic license, Yellow Face explores and pokes fun at the role of race in modern American society, media, politics and theatre.