Jade Circle

March 6 – 17, 2024
Tickets $30 General Admission
Performed for a live audience in Studio B
Run time: 40 minutes + Post-Show Talkback

By Jasmine Chen
A Part of The Mother Tongue Project
A rice & beans production
In association with Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre

“Don’t wait to learn and don’t wait to ask. Whatever your language is, spoken or unspoken, it can bring you closer to who you are.” – Jasmine Chen

Prepare to be swept away by the world premiere of Jade Circle, a beautiful multidisciplinary performance by Jasmine Chen. Through powerful music, captivating movement, and poignant storytelling in Mandarin and English, Jasmine finds her place within the legacy of her matriarchs. Yearning to reconnect with her late grandmother, she embarks on a transformative journey to relearn Mandarin and unearths lost stories of her grandmother’s past through intimate interviews with her mother.

This beautiful story will inspire you to rediscover and reclaim your mother tongue.

Presented by the remarkable Rice and Beans production in association with Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre, Jade Circle is an experience not to be missed. Secure your tickets for this breathtaking performance.

Post-Show Talkback
A talkback is an opportunity for the audience to “talk back” or engage in a conversation with the artist in response to the performance.


Wed. March 6 – 7:30PM (Pay-What-You-Will Preview)
Thurs. March 7 – 7:30PM (Opening Night)
Fri. March 8 – 7:30PM
Sat. March 9 – 7:30PM
Sun. March 10 – 4:00PM
Tues. March 12 – 7:30PM
Wed. March 13 – 1:00PM
Thurs. March 14 – 7:30PM
Fri. March 15 – 7:30PM
Sat. March 16 – 7:30PM
Sun. March 17 – 1:00PM

We are proud to offer Pay What You Will to provide access to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend. For those who have the means, please select a price point that reflects what you are able to pay in support of our accessibility efforts. Our suggested price is $20+.


General Admission $30
Student Rush* $25
Group Pricing 10% OFF 10 tickets+

Children under 5 yrs. not permitted

*Student Rush tickets can only be purchased on the same day of the performance online, by phone or at the door.
*Student Rush tickets are only applicable to students in secondary and post-secondary institutions. Students must show valid ID from an accredited educational institution when presenting their ticket.

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About Jasmine Chen

As a second-generation immigrant, Jasmine’s personal journey and background greatly inform her artistic expression. Her experiences and heritage shape the stories she tells, adding depth and authenticity to her performances and creative endeavours. With extensive experience as a Theatre, Film/TV, and Voiceover performer, Jasmine’s artistic endeavours go beyond acting and directing. She invites audiences to explore the complexities of identity, belonging, and cultural heritage through her work. She also delves into the creation of multilingual, interdisciplinary pieces that aim to bring linguistic and formal diversity to our stages while bridging cultural and linguistic barriers through the power of play and theatre.

Learn more about Jasmine and her work on her website: http://www.msjasminechen.com/