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Ga Ting (Family)

the frank theatre company (Vancouver)

Mar 8 – 19, 2016

Culture Lab

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Ga Ting (back) Brian J Sutton, David Ng (dead son not in play), BC Lee, Alannah Ong (back) cred Raymond Shun_7051ASMALL

Ga Ting weaves a powerful and emotionally-charged story about an immigrant Chinese couple trying to come to terms with the death of their son, Kevin. When they invite Kevin’s Caucasian boyfriend for dinner after the funeral, the evening devolves into a fiery cultural and generational clash.

The draw: “Ga Ting isn’t just about being gay, but about parents getting to know your children and children sharing themselves with their parents…Go see it. Take your parents” — GayVancouver

Ga Ting (Family) is in English & Cantonese, with English & Chinese surtitles

[the frank] occupies a unique place in Vancouver’s theatre ecology” – The City of Vancouver


Vancouver’s queer theatre company has a ‘breakthrough'” — Daily Xtra preview

Bilingually presented play examines the issues around homophobia, racism and the generation gap” — The Province preview

Playwright Minh Ly uses family portrait in Ga Ting to reflect realities of being gay and Asian” — Georgia Straight preview

Venue: Culture Lab – 1895 Venables Street

Show Dates and Times:
Mar 8, 8 PM: Opening
Mar 9 – 12, 15 – 19: 8 PM
Mar 13, 19: 2 PM

Post-show talkbacks: Mar 9, 13, 15

ASL Interpreted Performance: March 15, 8 PM. Please email Box Office at boxoffice@thecultch.com to book your tickets!

Running Time: 85 minutes, no intermission

Community Partners:


BC Lee: Hong
Alannah Ong: Mai
Brian J Sutton: Matt

Directed by: Rick Tae
Assistant Director: Minh Ly
Stage Manager: Shannon Macelli
Set and Costume Design: Christopher David Gauthier
Lighting Design: Gerald King
Sound Design: Heath Whitelock
Projections: Ian Chan
Dramaturge: C. E. Gatchalian
Production Manager: Adam Beauchesne
Outreach Coordinator: Joanne Tsung
Publicist: Jodi Smith
Chinese Media Publicist: Andrew Poon
ASL Interpretation: Piper
Sine Qua Non: Maura Doherty

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