rice & beans theatre

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Chicken Girl premieres this week!


Why, indeed, did the chicken cross the road? Our titular character embarks on a surreal adventure to uncover the mystery surrounding the disappearance of her Uncle Chan. A homesick intergalactic rock star struggles to reconcile with their estranged family. An anxiety-ridden submariner recruits an anthropomorphic cat to settle an old score. Intertwining multilingual dialogue, flamboyant rock numbers, and idiosyncratic marine trivia, three magical worlds collide in front of our eyes as we contemplate the ideas of home, cultural identity, and existence.

Chicken Girl by Derek Chan runs from May 24 - June 7 at the Orpheum Annex in downtown Vancouver and tickets are now on sale!

Artistic Team:

Cast - Amanda Sum (Chicken Girl), BC Lee (Uncle Chan), Marguerite Hanna (Supersuperstar), Maki Yi (Cat), and Pedro Chamale (Submariner).
Written and directed by Derek Chan
Dramaturg - Heidi Taylor
Costume Designer - Christine Reimer
Lighting Designer - Sophie Tang
Projection Designer - Parjad Sharifi
Set Designer - Shizuka Kai
Composer/Sound Designer - Nancy Tam
Assistant Composer/Sound Designer - Paul Paroczai
Props Master - Jessica Hood
Production Props Master - Emily Chen
Stage Manager - Maria Zarrillo
Assistant Stage Manager - Teresa Leung
Production Manager - Jamie Sweeney
Technical Director - Pedro Chamale

Publicity - Julia Siedlanowska
Digital Marketing Coordinator - Maria Zarrillo

Songs composed and produced by np.


The Big News

We are thrilled to announce that we will be spending the 2019-20 season as Arts Club Theatre's Company in Residence. We kept it a secret long enough, but after their exciting season launch, we can officially announce that we'll be spending our next season working alongside the incredible team at Arts Club Theatre Company where we will be learning, developing and ramping up for our 2020 main-stage production of Made in Canada. Congratulations to all of our friends in the season who were announced alongside us!