We saw Grace Chin's new play “The Quickie” on Friday night. Two words quickly came to mind – “Very Vancouver.”
Two people drag their friends to a Speed Dating event, meet new people, have a follow-up date, then let the sparks and fur fly when they ask their friends to tag along on a double date.
It is a witty comedy play that had the audience talking about it during the intermission, and even making the “awwww” sound when one of the characters was rejected.
Playwright Grace has captured the diversity of even the Vancouver's Asian population, incorporating Maylaysian Chinese, Korean, South Asian and Cantonese Chinese origins, as well as Irish-Italian, and Hong Kong origins. Accents blend into the action, and you don't notice them as none of the four lead performers speak with accents.
Inter-ethnic dating is a topic discussion. Do we or don't we? It was funny, because my girlfriend and I were sitting with friends, and we were both inter-ethnic couples. So very Vancouver, in Canada's capital of inter-ethnic relationships.
Check out http://www.scriptingaloud.ca/quickie/