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THE DOCTOR IS INDIAN Reading Set for Pierce Hall, Beg. 8/3

THE DOCTOR IS INDIAN by Shane Sakhrani - Directed by Anish Jethmalani will have a staged reading - 3 performances only - Friday, August 3rd - Saturday, August 4th - Sunday August 5th at Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W Washington St., Chicago.

If ever a family was on the verge of a nervous breakdown, it’s the Gupta family of Mumbai, India! In Shane Sakhrani’s hilarious The Doctor is Indian, an unexpected takeover of the Gupta family business lands it in the hands of an American corporation. Marital woes abound as traditional male-female dynamics are challenged. The specter of inter-racial dating rears its unruly head. And a poisonous legacy threatens the security of the family home.

Traditionally, an Indian family would have suffered said struggles with silent resentment. But in this age of globalization, intrusive modes of communication and Western style family therapy turn tradition on its head. Globalization at its funniest!

Followed by a Q&A session with playwright Shane Sakhrani. Learn more about Shane by CLICKING HERE.

Curious about the image above? It's a representation of God Dhanvantari, an avatar (manifestation) of God Vishnu, who in this avatar acts as a physician to devas (deities). God Dhanvantari is the Hindu God of healing and healthcare.

CAST:
Minita Gandhi* - Puja Mohindra* - Kelly O’Sullivan* - Anita Chandwaney - Dipika Cherala - Behzad Dabu - Neal Dandade - Kamal Hans - Khurram Mozaffar

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

TICKETS:
All tickets are $5 each. CLICK HERE to buy tickets now; or, call 312-857-1234 201 to purchase tickets on the phone.

Advance ticket purchase is encouraged; we expect this reading to be completely sold out.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Friday, August 3rd at 8pm
Saturday, August 4th at 8pm
Sunday, August 5th at 2pm

VENUE:
All performances held at Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W Washington St., Chicago.

 

 


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