Seattle! This one's for you... Pork Fiction, the new show from Northwest's longest-running Asian American sketch comedy group Pork Filled Players, opens this weekend. It runs Fridays and Saturdays, starting April 30 through May 15 at the Theatre Off Jackson. Here's more information from the PFP website:
PORK FICTIONI am proud to say that I know Pork Filled Players' lead writer Maggie Lee from way, way, waaaaaaay back in the day. Awesome to see her rock that (since sketch comedy writing is usually very guy-centric). For more information about the show, visit the Pork Filled Players' website here. To purchase tickets online, go to Brown Paper Tickets here (it's more expensive at the door).
A Salute to the pulps, their heroes, villains and fans!
April 30 to May 15, 2010
With special guest stars
and winners of the UW ASC Talent Show
Heroes! Villains! Good guys! Bad Guys! Gods! Demons! And the fans who love them! The Pork Filled Players, in association with the Theatre Off Jackson, presents Pork Fiction, a new sketch comedy show inspired by the action packed pulps of yesteryear, running at the Theatre Off Jackson (409 7th Ave. S., Seattle), April 30 to May 15 (Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm).
Covering everything from Trekkies to political tea bagger conventions, Pork Fiction celebrates fanatics and the pulp stories they love. And, since PFP has the most female writers and performers of any sketch group in the Northwest (writing the vast majority of the show), we ain't talking just testosterone fantasies -- plenty of girl power, too!
Joining the Players are the local sketch comedy teams of Charles (April 30 and May 1) and Killer Donut (May 7 and 8) as well as the international sensation of Assaulted Fish, from Vancouver, BC (May 14 and 15). As a special bonus, winners from the University of Washington’s Asian Students Commission 2010 Talent Show will also appear, including singer Clairbel Novelo, Chinese yo-yo masters Eric Wu & Eric Liao, classical musicians Alice Leung & Eric Zhang and singer/songwriter Kyle Andrews.
The Players are led by producer Roger Tang and lead writer Maggie Lee and include Brian Beckley, Derek Chan, Chau Luu, May Nguyen, Owen Yen and Yvette Zaepfel.
Tickets are $11 General, $9 Student/Seniors through early discount online at Brown Paper Tickets. Group rates are available. Tickets can be purchased at the door, $14 General, $12 Student/Seniors. Reservations can be made at 206/365-0282.