A Brimful of Asha
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A Brimful of Asha
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A Brimful of Asha NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(86 Ratings)
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Members say
Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Clever

About the Show

Soulpepper Theatre Company presents Ravi Jain's autobiographical play about arranged marriage.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (86)

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193 Reviews | 31 Followers
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Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing, Relevant, Great writing

See it if Like interesting, clever slice of theater. Well written, well performed. And funny.

Don't see it if You are dull and not a fan of original work

104 Reviews | 15 Followers
100
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a heart-warming, hilarious and honest real time meditation on love.

Don't see it if I dunno. See it.

57 Reviews | 11 Followers
100
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Very relatable --- about cultural and generational differences

Don't see it if No excuse not to see!

50 Reviews | 19 Followers
99
Absorbing, Hilarious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if You like the most absorbing, heart-warming, honest and passionate performances in NY today by two surprising performers, a mother and son;

Don't see it if You want shallow, boring, insignificant, predictible shows! Read more

97 Reviews | 32 Followers
98
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You have any interest in cultural clashes between mother and son. This delightful duo banters for the entire show and its really hilarious.

Don't see it if You have no heart or interest in Indian culture. Its a sweet discourse - not a play in the usual sense - and its very charming and funny. Go

557 Reviews | 286 Followers
97
The funniest show in town!, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting

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!!!!

276 Reviews | 121 Followers
96
Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Must see

See it if If you want to see a funny heart warming story about a mother son relationship. Must see.

Don't see it if There is no reason not too see this, unless you only want to see a musicals!

146 Reviews | 34 Followers
96
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You like human interest stories told in an extremely funny, witty way. This two person narrative was very funny... mom was exceptional!

Don't see it if You don't like a 2 person play. This was extremely well done.

Critic Reviews (4)

Theatre is Easy
August 15th, 2017

"Asha isn't a born performer, but she is funny and ultimately has the audience in the palm of her hand...Jain is a skilled storyteller and deserves props as a writer...A couple of small cuts could be made early to get the family to India sooner without any of the setup of their relationship being sacrificed...'Asha' is a charming production with an unlikely comedic duo that also provides a window into the subject of arranged marriage...It's a welcome introduction to another culture."
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The New York Times
June 5th, 2014
For a previous production

“Pioneering in its intimacy and yet unapologetically heartwarming, Ravi Jain’s play is a beguiling blend of old and new styles, which fits the material beautifully…The layers upon layers of performance that take place within any family constellation, on and off the stage, take on invigorating life here. But Ravi’s performance suffers in surprising ways from Asha’s presence…Set against Asha’s unforced charm, these techniques can come across as overly scripted.”
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The Telegraph (UK)
September 11th, 2015
For a previous production

“A warm, intimate and very funny show…Their delightful double-act strengthens as the show continues…While, at times, the pair’s delivery makes it is impossible to ignore the scripted nature of their ‘off-the-cuff’ bickering, for the most part, one is too busy laughing to care…In the end, its refusal to simplify matters proves the show’s greatest strength...We come to understand at least some of the complexities, pressures and frustrations of this most personal of culture clashes.”
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The Toronto Star
January 28th, 2012
For a previous production

“Asha is simply wonderful as herself: a clever, subtle woman with an impish sense of humor and a smile that lights up the whole theatre…There are very funny moments, furious arguments and—for some of us—unusual and very intimate insights into Indian culture and mores. The piece is weaker, ironically, when it tries to become more theatrical, attempting to recreate a scene rather than relying on storytelling...The deep affection that the two of them have for each other shines through everything.”
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