Raugi Yu and Josette Jorge; Image by Emily Cooper

OCT 13–23 | HISTORIC THEATRE

Bad Parent

Parenthood is messy…especially with an audience.

OCT 13–23
HISTORIC THEATRE
WORLD PREMIERE

Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (Vancouver)
A co-production with Prairie Theatre Exchange and Soulpepper Theatre Company
A new play by Ins Choi, creator of Kim’s Convenience

From Ins Choi—the creator of the hit CBC sitcom and play Kim’s Convenience—comes Bad Parent, an honest, no-holds-barred portrait of young parents struggling to find their way. Every parent feels like a bad parent at least some of the time. Just when you think you have a handle on it, everything changes. Norah and Charles are trying to navigate their lives as parents of a toddler but are still trying to figure out who they are in relation to their son, to each other, and to the audience. 

Showtimes & Dates

OCT 13: 7:30 PM – Preview
OCT 14–15, 18–22: 7:30 PM
OCT 16, 22–23: 2:00 PM

Post-Show Talkback

OCT 16: 2:00 PM
OCT 18: 7:30 PM 

Venue Location

Historic Theatre
1895 Venables St.
Vancouver, BC

Box office info

1895 Venables St.
604-251-1363
boxoffice@thecultch.com

Mon to Fri: 12–4PM,
and 1 hour prior to all performances

COMPANY CREDITS

A co-production with Prairie Theatre Exchange and Soulpepper Theatre Company

Bad Parent was developed with the participation of Banff Centre Playwrights Lab, Soulpepper Theatre Company, Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (vAct) and Prairie Theatre Exchange (PTE).

CAST:
Raugi Yu – CHARLES/DALE
Josette Jorge – NORAH/NORA

CREATIVE TEAM:
Ins Choi – Playwright 
Meg Roe – Director
Hazel Venzon – Associate Director
Anjela Magpantay – Assistant Director
Thomas Morgan Jones – Dramaturg
Sophie Tang – Set Designer
Brenda McLean – Costume Designer
Gerald King – Lighting Designer
Deanna H. Choi – Sound Designer & Composition
Derek Chan – Managing Artistic Director
Donna Yamamoto – Consulting Artistic Producer
Adrian Muir – Production Manager/Technical Director
Neha Ross – Stage Manager
Jenny Kim – Assistant Stage Manager
Jennifer Stewart – Props Master/Assistant Set Designer
Hina Nishioka – Assistant Lighting Designer
Harika Xu – Assistant Lighting Designer
Kate De Lorme – Assistant Sound Designer
Luke Reece – Associate Artist

RAVE REVIEWS for
INS CHOI

“[Ins Choi] is a talented playwright who is able to capture life through theatre with authenticity and elegance.”

—Tiffany Budhyanto, Mooney on Theatre (About Kim’s Convenience)

“In Kim’s Convenience, the play that spawned the TV series, writer Ins Choi finds the sweet spot as he tickles the edges of transgression.”

—Colin Thomas

“The show [Kim's Convenience] is quippy and smartly written.”

—Ashley Westerman, NPR

INTERVIEW with
JOSETTE JORGE

This interview took place in Spring 2022: the new run dates for this show are now OCT 13–23, 2022

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