A millennial take on Cyrano de Bergerac
Open-hearted Isabelle is a lifelong romantic, but modern love isn’t like a pop song or an old novel—or is it? When her best friend, Kristin, embarks on a rebound romance, things get complicated as Isabelle’s “wingman” duties cross the line. This charming new comedy launches the mistaken identities of Cyrano de Bergerac into 21st-century Vancouver with millennial manifestos, dating apps, and the quest for self-love.
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Written by Christine Quintana
An Arts Club Silver Commission and a World Premiere
“Christine Quintana’s new play is by turns painfully funny and casually devastating, with a protagonist who struggles against fat phobia and relegation to the witty friend.” –Stir
“There’s a new star on the Newmont stage and that is Steffanie Davis who plays Isabelle. She’s beautiful, she’s funny, she busts some crazy moves and she can sing. The opening night audience went wild when she shook her booty. Davis was fantastic as Killer Queen in We Will Rock You at TUTS. in 2022. Next up for her is Belle in Beauty & the Beast, this season’s East Van Panto. Someone Like You marks her Arts Club debut.” -Jo Ledingham
Playwright Christine Quintana
Born in Los Angeles to a Mexican-American father and a Dutch-British-Canadian mother, Christine grew up as a grateful visitor to the unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people. Christine is an actor, playwright, and co-Artistic Producer of Delinquent Theatre. In these various capacities, she has worked with Tarragon Theatre, the Arts Club Theatre Company, Bard on the Beach, The Cultch, Neworld Theatre, Electric Company Theatre, Rumble Theatre, Boca Del Lupo, Zee Zee Theatre, Caravan Farm Theatre, Ruby Slippers Theatre, Playwrights Theatre Centre, Pi Theatre, Gateway Theatre, Nightswimming Theatre, Belfry Theatre, Stratford Festival, and Young People’s Theatre. Her writing has been translated and performed in Spanish, French, ASL, and German.
Creation/performing highlights include Espejos: Clean (translated and adapted by Paula Zelaya Cervantes), premiering with Neworld Theatre and South Coast Repertory; Never The Last (co-created with Molly MacKinnon), produced by Delinquent Theatre, recipient of 5 Jessie Richardson Theatre Award nominations including Outstanding Production and Outstanding New Script and winner of Significant Artistic Achievement; Selfie (commissioned by Théâtre la Seizième in French, and Young People’s Theatre in English, Governor General’s Award nominee, winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding TYA Play, the Sydney Risk Prize for Outstanding Script by an Emerging Playwright, and the Tom Hendry award for TYA); Good Things To Do (rEvolver Festival and FoldA).
As an actor, Christine has recently played in Made In Canada (rice & beans theatre), Anywhere But Here (Electric Company Theatre), The Coyotes (Caravan Farm Theatre), Marine Life (Ruby Slippers Theatre), Yoga Play (Gateway Theatre), East Van Panto: The Wizard of Oz (Theatre Replacement and The Cultch). She was honored with the 2017 Siminovitch Protege Prize for Playwriting from Marcus Youssef, and holds a BFA in Acting from the University of British Columbia.