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.

Directed by Cameron Mackenzie

Assistant Directed by Jack Bumbala

Dramaturgy by Joanna Garfinkel

Set Design by Sophie Tang

Costume Design by Melicia Zaini

Lighting Design by Jonathan Kim

Sound Design & Composition by MJ Coomber

Props Coordination by Monica Emme

Assistant Sound Design by Mishelle Cuttler

Production Management by Jamie Sweeney

Associate Production Management by Brianna Bernard

Technical Direction by Christian Ching

Stage Management by Yvonne Yip

Apprentice Stage Management by Yuting Yue

Movement Coordination by Ted Littlemore

Performed by Shay Dior, Taylor Kare, and Nelson Wong

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.