Stir-Friday Night! Celebrates its 10th Anniversary!
Chicago’s premier Asian American sketch comedy and improv troupe, Stir-Friday Night! will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a newly written revue, entitled “YELLOW!”. Directed by Chicago SketchFest founder and Executive Producer, Brian Posen, “YELLOW!” opens on Saturday, November 26, 2005 at the Athenaeum Studio Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL 60657 and runs through Saturday, January 21, 2006. There are no shows on December 24th, December 25th, and January 1st. Tickets are $15, $12 for students and seniors. Group rates are available. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (312) 902-1500. The running time is a little over an hour. Media comps and interviews are available on request.
A 10th Anniversary Sketch Comedy CelebrAsian
Directed by Brian Posen
Opens: Saturday, November 26, 2005, 8:00 PM
Runs through Saturday January 21, 2006
Friday, & Saturday @ 8:00 PM, Sunday @ 3:00 PM
No show December 24th, 25th, and January 1st
The Athenaeum Studio Theatre
2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
Tickets available through www.ticketmaster.com or
Tickets: $15, general admission; $12, Students & Seniors, Group Rates Available
This new production marks a new beginning for the long-standing troupe. About a year-and-a-half ago, Stir-Friday Night! lost most of its cast members to family situations and relocations to L.A. The group was then faced with the harsh reality that, after nine years, the only Asian American sketch comedy troupe in the Midwest may have to call it quits. After a long pow-wow, the 3 remaining ensemble members decided that no matter what it took, they would keep the company going. It was time to develop the next generation of Stir-Friday Night! They held auditions, trained new cast members to learn touring material, and then held an intensive six-month long writing course. The end result can be seen in this current production.
Executive Director, Jennifer Liu (one of only two ensemble members who have been with the troupe all 10 years) says, “It’s been a rollercoaster of a ride. After all we’ve been through, we decided we want this company to live on past all of us. I’ve seen the ensemble change throughout the years, and the one we have now is the tightest ever, completely void of egos, and with a team mentality. I feel like we’re the White Sox of the sketch comedy world!” Brian Posen who directed past SFN! shows, “Woktoberfest” and “DisOriented” brings it all together again as director of “Yellow!”
Copyright 2005, Roger W. Tang