(Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann)
A Brimful of Asha
January 16–February 8
Revue Stage, Arts Club Theatre Company
1601 Johnston Street, Granville Island
7:30 p.m. (Mon–Tue), 8 p.m. (Wed–Sat), 2 p.m. (Sat), (No performance Sundays)
90 min, no intermission
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.