Public Reading: My Little Tomato by Rick Tae

Public Reading: My Little Tomato Reading by Rick Tae 

Jul 24, 2021 04:00 PM in Vancouver | Online via Zoom

Cost: FREE

About the play:

A Chinese-Canadian kindergarten teacher inherits an organic farm from his deceased parents and vows to continue the business to honor his family name. As Keaton Chu learns to grow, nurture and pour his heart out into every single fruit and vegetable, he obsesses over finding a home for each, believing that every life has a purpose whether deformed, rotten or misjudged.

Meanwhile, a young Japanese-Irish wholesaler, Joe McKinley, has fallen in crush over this avant garde supplier — helping to guide Keaton towards true love of the “conventional” kind, supporting his unique eccentricities and yet showing that relationships are ultimately possible even when tomatoes have to come in between them.

My Little Tomato, a surreal rom-com one-act about an organic farmer falling in love with his tomato, was first developed in vAct’s MSG Lab play development program, in partnership with Playwrights Theatre Centre.


Creative Team:

Rick Tae – Playwright

Joanna Garfinkel- Dramaturg

Derek Chan – Director


Rae Takaesu – My Little Tomato/ My Little Potato

Taylor Kare – Joe McKinley

Nelson Wong – Keaton Chu