In the Movies

Real life isn’t written.

Program 1 – Performances: 
Wednesday, March 26 – 7:30 PM
Friday, March 28 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 30 – 2:00 PM

InTheMovies CREDIT Emma Pollard

Description: David is your average gay, Chinese guy with an average job and a slightly more than average husband. So it’s a little surprising when his first boyfriend, Sam, shows up at his doorstep, sixteen years after they last saw each other. Now married to a woman and unsatisfied with his life, Sam hopes to take David up on an offer he made all those years ago. It’s the stuff of movies, but as David and Sam find out, reality isn’t always as neat and tidy as a Hollywood romance film.

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Playwright: Aaron Chan
Born and raised in Vancouver, Aaron Chan realized he was a true artist at heart when he began taking piano lessons at the age of five. A graduate of Vancouver Film School’s Screenwriting program, Aaron has short stories, fiction and creative non-fiction, published in two anthologies (Best Gay Romance 2012 and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times for Teens). His work has also appeared in Ricepaper and Wilde magazines, and his memoir piece, A Case of Jeff, won subTerrain magazine’s Lush Triumphant Literary Award in 2013. Aaron will be graduating from the Creative Writing Undergraduate Program in 2014. He also likes cats and cheesecake.

Director: Jamie King
Jamie is psyched to be directing two plays for Brave New Play Rites, and super psyched that they are by the ultra rad dudes, Chris and Aaron.  Previous work includes: dressing the founding members of the Electric Company at the Edinburgh Fringe, guiding audiences across the fields of the Caravan Farm Theatre, stage managing and co-designing the lights for Fresh Water (RCEA Trier Series), assistant directing Speech & Debate (Twenty-Something Theatre) with Brian “the Brain” Cochrane, and now for almost a fifth of her life she has been putting shows in at the Cultch. She’s mad pumped to be working with such an awesome group of actors.

Actors:

MinSoo Jeong – David

Kenny Wong – Samuel

* photo credit: Emma Pollard

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