Illustration by ekaterinakut

The Cultch Presents


Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre and Medusa Theatre (Vancouver)

By Aki Yaghoubi


April 04–14, 2024

Box Office Hours


Monday 12 -6pm
Tuesday through Saturday 12-4pm

Open 1 hour prior to every show

Past and present, memories and secrets, swirl and blend in this powerful new play.

Detached from family and friends, Parifam Mana draws and paints in her private studio in Montréal—a place where memory and inspiration are in a continuous battle. Parifam‘s world is turned upside down when her childhood friend Ramak re-enters her life. Parifam and Ramak grapple with the hidden truths that linger in their past—soon to be revealed in an exhibition on Persian culture at a museum they built together.

The Draw

The courage of Iranian women takes centre stage in this world premiere by Canadian-Iranian playwright Aki Yaghoubi!

Show Credits

Co-Produced by:
Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (vAct) and Medusa Theatre Society (MTS)

Playwright: Aki Yaghoubi
Panthea Vatandoost


Play Video


 Photos by LK Creative

Interview with Playwright
Aki Yaghoubi

“Playwright Aki Yaghoubi puts Persian culture at the forefront in Parifam”—Charlie Smith, Pancouver

Praise for Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (vAct)

Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (vAct) has brought Cultch audiences many powerful, delightful, and surprising performances over the years including Bad Parent, My Little Tomato, 1 Hour Photo, The Ones We Leave Behind, Kuroko, and Empire of the Son

“Audiences have come to expect great things from vAct. . . they are still committed to showcasing the stories of Asian Canadians, and promoting the work of Asian Canadian theatre artists.”

“One of the most exciting professional theatre companies in Canada and an incubator for some of the best Asian Canadian talent in the country”



“The Mirror is risky, sexy, and cheeky in all the right ways.”

“Conceptual entertainment on a high artistic level. New, contemporary circus in its purest form. A great delight.”

Berliner Morgenpost

“Musically strong, fantastic acrobatics, a very artistic overall picture.”


Rbb inforadio

“Intimate and hilarious, this performance from contemporary circus company Gravity and Other Myths is one of a kind.”


Ticket Prices

A+: $49
A: $44
B: $39
C: $29

Pay-What-You-Choose Tickets:

We are thrilled to offer pay-what-you-choose pricing on select performances!  We encourage you to pay as you are able and help support the creation of these shows.

Anniversary Pricing

To celebrate our 50th Anniversary, we are offering $25 tickets to select performances! That's two tickets for $50!


Thurs, April 4, 7:30pm

Fri, Apr 5, 7:30pm

sat, Apr 6, 7:30pm

Sun, Apr 7, 2:00pm

tues, Apr 9, 7:30PM

Wed, Apr 10, 7:30pm

thurs, Apr 11, 7:30pm

Fri, Apr 12, 7:30pm

Sat, Apr 13, 2PM

Sat, Apr 13, 7:30pm

Sun, Apr 14, 2:00pm

Save up to 30%
with a Season Ticket Package!

Choose 5, Choose 3, and Flex Passes available

The Cultch offers American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted performances, Live Audio described performance in partnership with VocalEye and Relaxed Performances for a less restrictive environment. Those who do not require these accessibility features will not experience any disturbance to the performance.

Find out more about our Accessibile performance options.