Fine China by Julie Phan
'You should eat,’ ‘Don’t stay out too late’ and ‘Put on a jacket’ are all Asian immigrant ways of saying ‘I love you’ we've heard again and again from our parents. But love can be embedded so deeply in our words and actions that we forget it’s there. As estranged sisters Kim and Audrey reconnect after the death of their father: old tensions rise, repressed feelings come to a head, and appliances are broken as the fate of the family is left in question.
Past Amateur Productions:
The Woodlands School Theatre Shorts (The Woodlands School, 2017)
Ontario National Theatre School Festival (Rick Hansen Secondary School, 2018)
Toronto Fringe Festival (Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse, 2018)
fu-GEN presents: double bill (Factory Theatre, 2019)
Genre: Comedy/Family Drama
"Phan wields sensitivity to how the so-called little things bear the weight of a violent history, and it’s this heart-on-sleeve sensitivity that makes Phan a Viet voice to look out for."
"...Phan is a promising writer whose work shines brightest in a touching scene near the end between Kim and the father's ghost that's funny, tough and insightful about guilt and regret."