A surreal rom-com about love and tomatoes
In this surreal rom-com, Keaton Chu, Chinese-Canadian kindergarten teacher inherits a farm from his deceased parents and vows to continue the business to honor his family name. Unlucky in love in real life, he begins to pour his heart out into every fruit and vegetable, believing that every life form has a purpose even when they’re deformed.
When Japanese-Irish-Canadian produce wholesaler and bar-star Joe McKinley unwittingly falls for Keaton, they struggle to deal with historical familial, cultural and relationship issues while proving love is possible even when dirty rotten tomatoes squeeze in on the fun.
A co-production with Zee Zee Theatre, in association with rice & beans theatre
Mar 9–19, 2023
The Cultch Historic Theatre
Rick Tae – Playwright
Derek Chan – Producer
Cameron Mackenzie – Director
Jack Bumbala – Assistant Director
Joanna Garfinkel – Dramaturg
Shanae Sodhi – Associate Producer
Sophie Tang – Set & Props Designer
Melicia Zaini – Costume Designer
Jonathan Kim – Lighting Designer
Mary Jane Coomber – Sound Designer and Composition
Mishelle Cuttler – Assistant Sound Designer
Jamie Sweeney – Production Manager
Brianna Bernard – Associate Production Manager
Christian Ching – Technical Director
Monica Emme – Props Coordinator
Yvonne Yip – Stage Manager
Yuting Yue – Apprentice Stage Manager
Ted Littlemore – Movement Coordinator
Karyn Mott – Intimacy Director
vAct is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatre and engages under the terms of the Canadian Theatre Agreement, professional artists who are members of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.
The services of Mishelle Cuttler were made possible through the Associated Designers of Canada Assistant Designer Program funded by the Government of Canada.