THEY CALL ME Q Adds Saturday Matinees, Beginning July 5
Off-Broadway's newest hit, They Call me Q, is adding 2 PM Saturday matinees beginning July 5th at St. Luke's Theatre in the heart of the Theatre District. The award-winning They Call me Q opened June 4th.
THEY CALL ME Q is the story of an Indian girl growing up in the Boogie Down Bronx who gracefully seeks balance between the cultural pressures brought forth by her traditional parents and wanting acceptance into her new culture. Along the journey, Ms. Kadwani transforms into 13 characters that have shaped her life including her parents, Caucasian teachers, Puerto Rican classmates, and African-American friends. Laden with heart and abundant humor, They Call me Q speaks to the universal search for identity experienced by immigrants of all nationalities.
Under the direction of Obaid Kadwani and Claudia Gaspar, and developed with Ellery Schaar, They Call me Q scored the Best Actress Award for Ms. Kadwani in the production's debut at Variations Theatre Group's 2012 Harvest Theatre Festival. The emotionally charged comedy subsequently opened to ecstatic notices in cities all around the country and Canada including Chicago, Montreal, Washington D.C., Nashville, Orlando, and even Hawaii where They Call me Q was awarded Best Play at the 2013 Maui Fringe Festival.
Qurrat Ann Kadwani is an actress, producer and TV host. She has hosted "Desi Jams" and "100% Desi" on Namaste America, and her stage credits include Blind Angels (Theatre for the New City); Sankalpan, First Language (New Group); Inside Out, The Quaking (Abingdon Theatre Company); Falling Man (NYU); The Greeks (Imua Theatre Company); Baby Taj (TheaterWorks Palo Alto); Perfect Fit, The Women of the Mahabharata, Beneath the Banyan Tree (eyeBLINK). This past December, United Nations UNICEF invited her to perform. Non-profit charity organizations such as Sankara Eye Foundation, Lend-A-Hand India and Sapna NYC have also presented the play as benefit fundraisers.
The new playing schedule for They Call me Q will be Mondays at 7 PM and Saturdays at 2 PM at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) For more information, visit www.theycallmeQshow.com.