Review: The C-Word

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Our friend Shayam, a local podcaster and close family friend of my friend Tanya, is involved with The C-Word — a play now showing at the Playwrights Theatre Centre on Granville Island. Last night Tanya and I stopped by to check it out.

If cheating is colour blind, so is commitment, increasingly a “C-word” to both sexes. How do you deal with intercultural cheating, commitment, and consequences? The C-Word, a contemporary, set-in-Vancouver dramedy directed by Mel Tuck, invites an intimate in-and-out of the bedroom view of four friends’ lives when infidelity and unforeseen consequences force them to choose to whom, and to what, they must commit.

The C-Word cast – Photo by Terry Wong

Cast: Preet Cheema (Akesh Gill), Grace Chin (Kelly Cho), Sheryl Thompson (Ashley Hennessey), Fane Tse (Steve Chung), Raahul Singh (Pal Prasad).

Set in Vancouver, with frequent mentions of the Opus and Yaletown, C-Word was written by Grace Chin who also stars in the play as Kelly Cho. The (mature) subject matter is emotionally gritty but doesn’t lack humour, wit, and attitude. On a simple set it takes you through the lives and relationships of unique individuals who seem put together however each is neurotic and confused in some way when it come to love and that elusive C-Word.

Directed by Mel Tuck, founder of the Gastown Actors’ Studio Ltd., The C-Word was captivating in a refreshing, real, tell-it-like-it-is manner.

They have just two more performances, tonight and tomorrow, and tickets are available online for $18. They also give away door prizes at the top of each show. Note, the language is for mature audiences.

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