stir-friday night presents "horry kow, that's lacist!"

Stir-Friday Night, Chicago's premiere Asian American sketch comedy and improv troupe, presents its latest original revue, "Horry Kow, That's Lacist!" running Fridays from August 8 through September 5 at Second City's Donny's Skybox Theatre, Piper's Alley. Here are the details:
Stir-Friday Night! presents

Horry Kow, That's Lacist!
An Original Comedy Revue, Written, & Performed by Stir-Friday Night!
Directed by Jason Chin

Opens: Friday, August 8th, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
Runs through September 5th, 2008
Fridays @ 7:30 p.m.
Donny's Skybox Theatre
Pipers Alley
4th Floor
1608 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL

For reservations call (312) 337-3992
Tickets: $12 General Admission, $10 Students

Even as Kosuke Fukudome, fellow Asians and Asian Americans, and the Cubs publicly denounced the "Horry Kow" t-shirts, these t-shirts continue to sell. The vendors claim that they just want to make a living and that they are not deliberately trying to hurt or offend. While anyone could honor an honest living, their excuses would ring hollow should these vendors choose a derogatory stereotype of another ethnicity to place on a t-shirt.

Stir-Friday Night! (SFN) examines the issue with the t-shirts as well as other topics: high gas prices, reconciliation of Asian American adoptees and their genetic parents, Asian representation in the media, America's foreign policy, and the subtle difference between South and East Asians. Artistic Director Harrison Pak says, “Even though Stir-Friday's been in existence for 13 years, it's just now that I feel that we're getting into a groove in terms of what we want to say as an Asian American collective. No longer will being on stage be enough for us; we have to say something and we're looking forward to offering Horry Kow to our audiences, both old and new.”

In its 13th year of existence, SFN continues its mission to provide a voice for the Asian American comedic actor. The cast of Horry Kow, That's Lacist! is Brijul Bhakta, Melissa Canciller, Neal Dandade, Jin Kim, Andy Lee, Christine Lin, Ron Mok, Harrison Pak, Freddie Sulit, and Steven Yeun.
Musical Director is Shane Sharrifskul and the Technical Director is Jason Flowers.

iO faculty member, Jason Chin directs this show.
Hell yeah. Sketch comedy and racist sports paraphernalia. Sounds like my kind of show. You all know how much I loved those stupid bootleg Fukudome t-shirts. Glad to see someone is trying is to address the damn things and make a point in a funny, creative way.

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