Why Not Theatre (Toronto, Canada)
January 16–February 8
Revue Stage, Arts Club Theatre Company
1601 Johnston Street, Granville Island
(No performance Sundays)
(90 min, no intermission)
Post-Performance Talks: January 28, February 4
VocalEye Audio Described Performance: January 21
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
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