What happens when a couple who doesn’t know if they want a baby have one dropped at their door?
Zee Zee Theatre’s upcoming new comedy, UnexpectedFollows wives Annie and Josephine. They’ve spent five years of wrestling with the difficult realities of queer family planning—and suddenly have to face the unpredictable parts of new motherhood.
“While Unexpected is a joyful and insightful celebration of queer love and the intricacies of relationships, this play is truly for anyone who has struggled with their decision to become parents,” said Zee Zee’s artistic and executive director Cameron Mackenzie, who also directed the work. “Unexpected offers Vancouver audiences a fresh perspective on love, loss, commitment, and the unpredictable journey towards modern motherhood.”
The play is written by Bronwyn Carradine, a local playwright and takes place in East Vancouver. Unexpected is influenced by Carradine’s adolescent love of romantic comedies. And what better setting for a queer rom com than the city that’s backgrounded a thousand Hollywood North romances?
The press release states that the cast and director are largely LGBTQ2S+, placing the play in context with the Lower Mainland’s lived reality.
The script began as an audio play. The first time the script will be performed on stage in front of a live audience is with this production.
Unexpected From May 5 to 21, Studio 16 is located at 1551 West 7th Avenue. Tickets start at just $15. You can purchase them online. Here is a link to the article.
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