Pork Filled Productions + "Fast Company" + Carla Ching = Goodness

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sounds like this is going to be a crazy good show - stay tuned for more from the PFP on their FB page.

Pork Filled Productions is proud to announce our 2014 Main Stage show! Fast Company by Carla Ching will be directed by Amy Poisson and co-produced by the Theatre Off Jackson (409 7th Ave. S., Seattle), November 1st to 22nd. This Northwest premiere event will feature Seattle actors Daniel Arreola, Mariko Kita, Kevin Lin, and Sara Porkalob.

Meet the Kwans--a Chinese American family of expert con artists, grifters, and thieves. But when daughter Blue masterminds a Very Big Score, things hit the fan for the whole family, including her brothers Francis and H, and their mother Mable. It's a fast-paced game full of twisty turns and questionable motives to see who will come out on top in this fun, stylish crime caper.

"There are crosses, double-crosses and schemes devious enough to impress the most jaded flimflammer."
--NY Times

"The plot is quick and clever."
--LA Times

"…a refreshing change of pace for theatergoers in search of entertainment more than a bit out of the ordinary."
--Stage Scene LA

"We want to give audiences a ride on the fun train," says Executive Director Roger Tang. "But along the way, they’ll discover that the story has deeper emotional themes and resonances. It’s possible for theater to be both fun AND meaningful."

Following up on the success of last year’s steampunk adventure The Clockwork Professor, Pork Filled Productions provides opportunities for Asian American theatre artists to produce exciting new work to redefine Asian American theater. Pork Filled produces shows that fully embraces how diverse our interests and creativity can be, including supernatural comedies (Big Hunk o' Burnin' Love by Prince Gomolvilas), racial farces (Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang), and yes, even zombie Shakespeare (Living Dead in Denmark by Qui Nguyen).

Carla Ching is a playwright for the CrossRoads Commissioning Project for South Coast Repertory Theatre and staff writer for USA Network’s Graceland. Fast Company received its world premiere at South Coast Repertory Theatre and was commissioned by New York’s Ensemble Studio Theatre; it is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.