My Little Tomato

by Rick Tae

The Cultch Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables Street

Co-produced with Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre,

In association with Rice & Beans Theatre,

Presented by the Cultch

March 9-19, 2023

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.

Co-Directed by Derek Chan & Cameron Mackenzie

Set Design by Sophie Tang

Costume Design by Melicia Zaini

Lighting Design by Jono Kim

Sound Design & Composition by MJ Coomber

Production Management by Jamie Sweeney

Zee Zee Theatre acknowledges that we live and work on the unceded traditional and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.