Soulpepper Theatre Company presents Ravi Jain's autobiographical play about arranged marriage. More…
Soulpepper resident artist Ravi Jain shares the stage with his real-life non-actor mother, Asha, as they tell their respective sides of her attempt to arrange his marriage. Presented in association with Why Not Theatre. Part of the Soulpepper on 42nd Street festival.
See it if you enjoy stories about Indian match-making (eg Meet The Patels). Good-natured ribbing is the backbone of this intergenerational tug-of-war.
Don't see it if you want a theatrical experience. Here, you "sit" at the Jain's kitchen table. You're prepped by eating samosas and drinking chai. Low-key
See it if You like sharp funny sort of semi-autobiographical stories especially if you like to learn about what's probably a different culture to you.
Don't see it if You don't like being treated as an invited guest, treated graciously and told a lovely story about an Indian family's experience (the son).
See it if You want a charming, sweet story told by mother and son. You will laugh at the humor and warm-heartedness. Bravo! Loved it!
Don't see it if No reason not to. Everyone will enjoy this...unless you have no soul that is...
See it if you enjoy warm, funny mother-son stories played by the actual people it happened to, you'd like to learn about wedding customs in India
Don't see it if you don't like immigration stories or those that involve religious customs other than your own, you have mother issues-so maybe you should!
See it if son-comedian & his actual mother make you feel at home greeting audience, serving samosas and engaging in charming "Burns/Allen" repartee
Don't see it if 4 funnier more complex tale of traditional prearranged Indian marriage vs. modern love match, see "The Big Sick"
See it if You want a genuine, charming story about finding love & understanding through a culture clash between Indian parents & their Canadian son.
Don't see it if Unless you just don't like memoir stories, there's no reason to miss this.
See it if you enjoy storytelling with back and forth banter between mother and son.
Don't see it if you want a lot of action as this all happens at a dining room table.
See it if you enjoy an endearing, delightful encounter between a real life mother and son concerning matchmaking. I highly recommend this show.
Don't see it if you prefer serious drama.
See it if you enjoy plays dealing with different cultures and family relationships. Clever writing. Asha Jain, an unprofessional actress, is a gem!
Don't see it if you are not interested in other cultures or family politics. This play is a real gem from Soulpepper! Do Not Miss It!!!!
See it if You like memoir-type shows, cultural POV, touching & humorous chat between generations, anecdotal storytelling. It's a nice evening.
Don't see it if Need lots of staging,have trouble w accents. There's little action & a bit repetitive/slow/long. This is a warm look at tradition v modern.
See it if you want to be entertained by an Indian-Canadian actor and his real-life Indian mom, telling the tale of her attempt to get him married.
Don't see it if You have no interest in Indian culture, moms as ersatz actors, feeling as though you were a guest in their home - or you dislike samosas.
See it if you want to be entertained by a mother/son duo in a documentary style play about arranged marriages. Ravi & Asha are very charming and funny
Don't see it if you think you would be bored listening to a mother and son sitting at a table and discussing personal anecdotes for 90 minutes.
See it if You enjoy the humor of how 2 different cultures clash between a mother and son. Not really a play but a lot of fun.
Don't see it if You are looking for a straight forward play.
See it if You want to see a play about Indian culture and marriage. You want to laugh and hear great dialogue between a mother and son and marriage.
Don't see it if You are not interested in Indian culture. You do not want to laugh and hear a mother and son talk about cultural issues in the Indian family
See it if you like a show that deals with intergenerational family problems in a heart warming funny way, yet provides insights and a happy ending.
Don't see it if you expect a show that deals with human interrelationships in a serious and complex manner that requires challenging interpretation.
See it if You enjoy generational conflict. Your favorite part of Master of None is Aziz Ansari's real parents.
Don't see it if You want dynamic action. You prefer to watch the story happen rather than watch storytellers.
See it if You enjoy a warm, funny and endearing story told by a real mother and son about marriage in the Indian culture.
Don't see it if You need more than storytelling or you are not interested in Indian culture.
See it if you want a charming, funny story - warmly told by the two actors who actually experienced their tale. Truly warm, wonderful theater.
Don't see it if you want something big and splashy. This is low-key but incredibly engaging and entertaining. Will make you laugh and see universals.
See it if What a happy show! A wonderful play that reveals the commonalities of all cultures and families from one family's point of view.
Don't see it if There is no reason to not see it - Ahsa steals the show!
See it if You are interested in an endearing story about a culture clash, cleverly staged as a discussion around a kitchen table, complete with tea.
Don't see it if You don't like family stories, happy endings, or stories about the culture of India, or if sweet and heart-warming stories turn you off.
See it if You love to hear family dynamics explored with heart, humor & originality in an understated production; okay with two-person cast, accents
Don't see it if You need large-scale production & set, polished cast; fidgety with leisurely paced story lines & dialogue; balk at accents & uneven humor