GA TING BY MINH LY. May 23, Richmond
Happy to post a Richmond-based event! This staged reading sounds very interesting.
On May 23, the Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre presents a stage reading of Minh Ly’splay Ga Ting (developed in partnership with The Frank Theatre Company) at the Richmond Cultural Centre.
Date: Thursday, May 23
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Performance Hall, Richmond Cultural Centre (7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond. Click here for directions.)
This is a free reading, but space is limited. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat.
Minh Ly is a new writing talent and Toronto-based performer who is currently touring Axis Theatre’s new TYA show, Raven Meets the Monkey King across BC and Saskatchewan, and will star in the upcoming production of Proof by David Auburn at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, May 30th – June 9th.
Ga Ting was developed through VACT’s 2012 MSG Theatre Lab and this will be the second reading of Minh Ly’s first play.
Over the course of a meal, Mai and David hope to learn who their deceased son, Kevin, truly was through the son’s ex-boyfriend, Matthew. What Matthew reveals during the evening often clashes with David’s set beliefs. Mai tries to be hold things together, but she ultimately has plans of her own. A seemingly pleasant evening soon turns into one filled with accusations, and ultimatums. They all come to realize that closure may not happen over the course of a meal.
From left to right: actors BC Lee, Linda Leong Sum, Brian Sutton and
dramaturge C.E. Gatchalian at the last stage reading of Ga Ting in November 2012
The reading in May will be brought to life once again by returning cast members – Linda Leong Sum (The Forbidden Phoenix, Red Letters), former city councillor and veteran actor BC Lee, and Jessie Award winner Brian Sutton. This riveting play about Chinese parents coming to terms with their homosexual son will be directed by Leo Award winning actor and producer Rick Tae and dramaturged by C.E. Gatchalian (The Frank Theatre Company, formerly Screaming Weenie).
Originally from Toronto, Minh Ly left for Vancouver to train at Studio 58, in which he is a graduate. He recently made a move back to his hometown of Toronto, but is now back in the west coast in the new year to tour with Axis Theatre in Raven Meets The Monkey King. Selected theatre credits include Russell’s World/Hana’s Suitcase (Magnus Theatre),Jade in the Coal (Pangaea Arts), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Gateway Theatre), Banana Boys(Firehall Arts Centre), and Salome (Leaky Heaven Circus). www.minhly.ca
Funding provided by Metro Vancouver Arts.