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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Before The Curtain Goes Up: Unexpecting

Zee Zee Theatre presents Unexpecting at Studio 16 in Vancouver from May 5-21.

Zee Zee Theatre presents the world premiere of emerging Vancouver playwright Bronwyn Carradine’s Unexpecting, a work that explores the challenges and triumphs of modern-day female relationships.

Unexpecting offers Vancouver audiences a fresh perspective on love, loss, commitment, and the unpredictable journey toward modern motherhood. – Cameron Mackenzie

Set in East Vancouver, married couple Annie and Josephine have been trying to start a family for the past five years. Annie, a struggling writer with one decade-old bestseller to her name, and Jo, a painter who longs for motherhood, start to second-guess themselves and their relationship as their patience and finances reach rock bottom. Complicated by the presence of Annie’s brash, lifelong best friend, Pam, the couple is tested when presented with the sudden opportunity to adopt a baby.

“While Unexpecting 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,” says Cameron Mackenzie, Unexpecting director and Zee Zee Theatre artistic and executive director. “Written by one of Vancouver’s most compelling new playwrights, and full of quick-witted humour and enormous heart, Unexpecting offers Vancouver audiences a fresh perspective on love, loss, commitment, and the unpredictable journey toward modern motherhood.”

In this edition of Before The Curtain Goes Up, Vancouver Presents contributor David C Jones speaks with playwright Bronwyn Carradine to learn more.

Unexpecting plays Studio 16 (1551 West 7th Ave, Vancouver) from May 5-21. Visit zeezeetheatre.ca for tickets and information.

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