"A theatrical and highly entertaining show!" Rave Reviews Are In for MexiStani!June 15, 2017
by Terry Holzman
Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative
WHO: Sofie Khan
WHAT: MexiStani! Growing Up Mexican & Pakistani in America
WHY: One of the ten Fringe Scholarship winners (awarded to shows that expand and diversify the Fringe community), charismatic comic Sofie Khan grew up with a Mexican Catholic mother and a Pakistani Muslim father in a predominantly Black and Puerto Rican Chicago neighborhood. Such a multi-culti stew makes for a deliciously funny and poignant solo show.
Sofie’s warm, relaxed, upbeat stage presence immediately invites the audience into her world. I love her positive motto: “If you judge a book by its cover, you miss out on the story.” And Sofie tells her story very well, relating the many instances where her “cover” has indeed been judged—by cashiers, TSA agents, White House staff (to name a few). Her story is both unique yet highly relatable as our country becomes even more of a melting pot and we’re all “mixed” in some w...
Fringe welcomes scholarship winner’s new show MexiStani!May 05, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2017
NEW SOLO SHOW: MexiStani! Growing Up Mexican & Pakistani in America
LOS ANGELES, CA (May 5, 2017) — Mexican-Pakistani comic Sofie Khan uses her personal experience to explore racial and faith-based identity issues in a thought-provoking and hysterical solo show. MexiStani! will be performed at Studio/Stage Theater, 520 N. Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90004, June 4 – 17.
“If you judge a book by its cover, you miss out on the story.”
That’s a favorite phrase of comic Sofie Khan that she uses when meeting strangers from around the world. Khan grew up with a Mexican Catholic mother and a Pakistani Muslim father in a predominantly Black and Puerto Rican neighborhood in Chicago. As such, issues with identity played a large role in her formative years. That experience is at the heart of her fun yet poignant solo show MexiStani!, performing at Studi...