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A Brimful of Asha

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Photo: Erin Brubacher

Why Not Theatre (Toronto, Canada)

January 16–February 8
Revue Stage, Arts Club Theatre Company
1601 Johnston Street, Granville Island

7:30PM (Mon–Tue)
8:00PM (Wed–Sat)
2:00PM (Sat)
(No performance Sundays)
(90 min, no intermission)

PuSh Conversations:
Post-Performance Talks: January 28, February 4

Accessible PuSh:
VocalEye Audio Described Performance: January 21


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A heartwarming tale of love and family—and marriage, if Ravi’s mother has any say in the matter—A Brimful of Asha has been charming audiences and critics across the country. Real-life mother and son, Asha and Ravi Jain, share the stage to tell this true story of generational and cultural clash, capturing a quintessential Canadian experience.

When Asha goes to extraordinary and unsolicited lengths to arrange Ravi’s marriage—from a surprise trip to India to personal ads in newspapers—a mother’s love and a son’s devotion are entertainingly put to the test, exposing the divided values between immigrant parents and their first-generation children.

Ravi Jain is a multi-award-winning actor, director, producer, arts activist and artistic director of Why Not Theatre. Founded in 2007, Why Not Theatre is a Toronto-based company with an international scope. Over the past six years, the company has established a reputation for its inventive, experimental, cross-cultural collaborations featuring new Canadian writing alongside revitalized interpretations of classics. The company has created over 16 productions and has toured across Canada and around the world.

>> …a fresh and funny recounting of tradition in conflict with a changing world… << Ottawa Citizen


Tickets: From $25

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Writers & performers: Ravi Jain, Asha Jain | Director: Ravi Jain | Set designer: Julie Fox | Lighting & video designer: Beth Kates (Playground Studios) | Production & tour stage manager: Andre du Toit | Associate producer: Owais Lightwala

Production supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council; originally produced at Tarragon Theatre. Touring supported by Canada Council for the Arts