Karaoke Stories

Karaoke Stories
by Euijoon Kim

Productions (6)
  • Comedy
  • 110 - 130 minutes
  • 6 f, 18 m (18-28 actors possible: 6-10 f, 12-18 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: A karaoke bar, with suggestions of a coffee house, men's bathroom, liquor store counter, apartment living room, gang hideout, and beach pier.

Karaoke Stories
by Euijoon Kim

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Productions (6)
  • Comedy
  • 110 - 130 minutes
  • 6 f, 18 m (18-28 actors possible: 6-10 f, 12-18 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: A karaoke bar, with suggestions of a coffee house, men's bathroom, liquor store counter, apartment living room, gang hideout, and beach pier.

Karaoke Stories is a live cinematic opus of loss, sorrow, and unrequited love played out in a rundown L.A. karaoke bar ("a rehab center for the emotionally retarded"). As Jeff, an under-qualified producer with is own "ideas," reads from Eric's screenplay, the characters come to life on the karaoke stage, fulfilling a Tour De Force vision of "meaningful/thought-provoking" sex, violence, and political incorrectness. It's The Love Boat meets Pulp Fiction meets Porky's, with an all Asian-American cast and one token white guy.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

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Play Details

Karaoke Stories is a live cinematic opus of loss, sorrow, and unrequited love played out in a rundown L.A. karaoke bar ("a rehab center for the emotionally retarded"). As Jeff, an under-qualified producer with is own "ideas," reads from Eric's screenplay, the characters come to life on the karaoke stage, fulfilling a Tour De Force vision of "meaningful/thought-provoking" sex, violence, and political incorrectness. It's The Love Boat meets Pulp Fiction meets Porky's, with an all Asian-American cast and one token white guy.

  • Comedy
  • 110 - 130 minutes
  • 6 f, 18 m (18-28 actors possible: 6-10 f, 12-18 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: A karaoke bar, with suggestions of a coffee house, men's bathroom, liquor store counter, apartment living room, gang hideout, and beach pier.

Published Reviews

"Edgy, hilarious, and well worth seeing... Kim's writing has a hip sensibility that is refreshing. The play quotes, satirizes, or riffs on dozens of films that have permeated pop culture... It doesn't matter if you're a film buff or not; Karaoke Stories is entertaining on several levels and will keep audiences laughing."

Dan Bacalzo, TheaterMania

"The lives and loves of a diverse group of nightclub patrons are dissected in Karaoke Stories, an epic comedy by Euijoon Kim...hilarious...a cinematic stage show. Included in the action are flashbacks, slow-motion sequences, quick cuts, and chase scenes... Kim's blending of reality and absurdity give the work a larger-than-life feel..."

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Production History

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AUG 08, 2003 - AUG 30, 2003
Imua! Theatre
New York, NY United States
Imua! Theatre New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 2001 - DEC 31, 2001
The Public Theater - New Works Now (staged reading)
New York, NY United States
The Public Theater - New Works Now (staged reading) New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
Asian American Theater Company (staged reading)
San Francisco, CA United States
Asian American Theater Company (staged reading) San Francisco, CA United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
East West Players (staged reading)
Los Angeles, CA United States
East West Players (staged reading) Los Angeles, CA United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
Asian American Stories Theater (staged reading)
, VA United States
Asian American Stories Theater (staged reading) , VA United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
Second Generation Theater Co. (staged reading)
New York, NY United States
Second Generation Theater Co. (staged reading) New York, NY United States
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AUG 08, 2003 - AUG 30, 2003
Imua! Theatre
New York, NY United States
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Awards (1)

2nd place, East West Players AT&T New Voices Playwriting Competition, 1997