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Friday, February 15, 2008

Vancouver Quickie Premieres at Granville Island - Feb 7 to 16

Can you really know someone in five minutes? And is speed dating a shortcut to happiness, or a slippery slope to heartache? TF Productions, the team that brought the city its first "accidentally Asian" romantic dramedy, Twisting Fortunes—which played to a sold-out house at the Playwrights Theatre Centre on Granville Island last
year—presents The Quickie, a Vancouver-based, contemporary romantic comedy that rips a strip out of speed dating, making whoopee, and cultural collision. In all the wrong places.

The Quickie is the second theatrical production, after 2007's Twisting Fortunes, to be staged after being workshopped at Scripting Aloud, a monthly pan-Asian Canadian scriptreading series active since 2005. A short excerpt from The Quickie will be read live at the Tenth Anniversary Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner event on January 27, 2008 at Floata Chinese Restaurant, 400-180 Keefer Street, downtown Vancouver.

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Thurs. Feb. 7, Fri. Feb. 8, Sat. Feb. 9, 8 p.m.
Sun. Feb. 10, 2 p.m.
Fri. Feb. 15, Sat. Feb. 16, 8 p.m.
Venue: Playwrights Theatre Centre
(1398 Cartwright Street), Granville Island
Tickets: $15 at the door,
$13 online via PayPal at