East West Players Present A NICE INDIAN BOY, Now thru 3/23
East West Players (EWP), the nation's largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work and the longest-running professional theatre of color in the country, continues its 48th Anniversary Season Making Light, with the world premiere of "A Nice Indian Boy," written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by Snehal Desai.
The Supreme Court Ruling on gay marriage has been decided, and this play is timely in continuing the discussion. A comedy about love and marriage, Naveen Gavaskar and Keshav Kurundkar share all things Indian - from the Hindi language to the difficulty of being gay in Indian culture. Keshav, however, is adopted by Indian parents...and Caucasian.
"A Nice Indian Boy" is the second place winner of the East West Players Face of the Future Playwriting Competition.
"Madhuri is one of our bright young playwrights of the future, having two openings in the same month (the other, LOVE AND WARCRAFT is opening at the ALLIANCE THEATRE in Atlanta)," says Tim Dang, Producing Artistic Director of East West Players. "EWP is proud to be part of the movement sweeping America fostering the dialogue for same sex marriage. Of note in our production is the intersection of culture, race, generations and gender in this comedy about love and marriage in 2014."
The design team includes: set design by Kaitlyn Pietras, lighting design by Wen-Ling Liao, costume design by EB Brooks, sound design by Veronika Vorel. Stage manager is Sarah Joynt Borger.
Generous support for this production is provided by the S. Mark Taper Foundation Endowment for East West Players.
"A Nice Indian Boy" is presented in association with the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center.
All performances will be staged at the David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center of the Arts at 120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Previews are tonight, February 20 through February 22 at 8pm and Sunday, February 23 at 2pm. All preview seats are $21, $16 for students.
Opening Night sponsored by Southern California Edison for "A Nice Indian Boy" is Wednesday, February 26 at 8pm and includes a 7pm pre-performance cocktail reception, and a post-show reception with the cast and creative team (call theater for availability).
A special "Pay-What-You-Can" Performance is on Thursday February 27. Southern California Edison Community Night is Wednesday, March 5 at 8pm. A post-show discussion takes place immediately after the perfomance on Sunday, March 9.The production runs until March 23.
Regular performance run: February 27th through March 23rd; Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets may be purchased online at eastwestplayers.org or by calling 213.625.7000. Regular tickets range from $26-$36. Student, Senior, and Group discounts available. Dates, prices and details are subject to change.