Saturday, June 26, 2010

Indian Theatre Comes to San Francisco in West Coast Premiere

Mahesh Dattani is a prominent Indian playwright and screen writer, and next month one of his works will be debuting in San Francisco. While a few Indian movies have broken into the mainstream here in the States, I can't think of another play that has done the same, at least a modern-day family drama type of play.

This area has a large East indian population, but hopefully the play reaches out to a multi-cultural audience. here are the deets:

WHAT: West Coast premiere of 30 Days in September by Mahesh Dattani
PRODUCED BY: The IndiStage
WHERE: Off-Market Theatre, 965 Missions St. in San Francisco
WHEN: July 23rd through August 1, 2010 (that's just two weekends)
MORE INFO (although not much):

DESCRIPTION (from the show's press release):
Mala’s childhood horrors are hardly behind her; well alive in the dark shadows of her family secrets, they continue to live in her hateful attachment to her mother. Unexpectedly comes along Deepak, with a hopeful promise to change everything with love, but he doesn’t know that he has only scratched the surface. This family’s secrets go far deeper than anyone imagined…

30 Days IN September takes an intricate and in-depth look into a typical atypical Indian family. It follows the painful journey of Mala, who after years of abuse and dysfunctional relationships meets Deepak, a man who refuses to stop loving her. But with his love comes a shattering reckoning and unearthing of darker, deeper secrets no one is ready for. With characterizations and an ending only Dattani can create, 30 Days in September promises an experience that will stay with you long after the performance.

If you see it, come back and share!

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