Public Reading: My Little Tomato Reading by Rick Tae
Jul 24, 2021 04:00 PM in Vancouver | Online via Zoom
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.
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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