stir-friday night presents buddha call

This is for all my people in Chicago, some laughs to get you through those cold winter nights... Asian American sketch comedy and improv troupe Stir-Friday Night! presents its latest original revue, Buddha Call, running now through January 26, Saturday nights at Donny's Skybox, Piper's Alley. Shows start at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $12 for General Admission and $10 for Students. Reservations can be made by calling the Second City box office at (312) 337-3992 or through their website. Here's a blurb from the press release I received about the show:
As much as people would like to believe that their strength and ambition leads their lives, Buddha Call argues that fear is the primary motivator. "As we get older, our responsibilities increase and sometimes life doesn’t hold the promise of possibility as in our youth," said new Artistic Director Harrison Pak. He added, "I think that this show comes from a place where we're still struggling with what we're trying to do with our lives and what we want to say as Asian American artists. As representatives of the Asian American community, we're trying to reconcile the "Asian" with the "American" identity that we're still trying to forge and our shows are great vehicles to express that struggle."
Honestly, that doesn't tell me much about the show. I get a little leery these days with works that say they're trying to "reconcile the "Asian" with the "American" identity." But I figure after twelve years of existence, Stir-Friday Night probably knows what it's doing, continuing on its mission to provide a voice for the Asian American comedic actor. For more information, visit the Stir-Friday Night website here.

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