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 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
See it if You are interested in conversational theater and love to hear a funny story.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in expanding your definition of theater or aren't interested in Indian issues.
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!
See it if You ever disagreed with your child/parent. If you enjoy sit-com type pacing, repartee and humor.
Don't see it if Fond and gentle mocking of Indian arranged-marriage traditions would offend you. If you hate an absent fourth wall.
See it if You love good storytelling and are open to see how a very specific culture has lots of resonance with other cultures.
Don't see it if You want a traditional story with a plot
See it if You want to see a loving, hilarious and prolonged squabble between a mother and son about whether she or he should choose his own wife.
Don't see it if You can't suspend disbelief and see this argument as occurring in real time-it is well scripted -and if Indian culture is of no interest 2 u
See it if The premise appeals: actor joined by nonperformer mother to tell the story of her attempts to marry him to a nice Indian girl of her choice.
Don't see it if You want deeply personal or cultural details; evening could benefit from more emotional revelation than familair setup is prepared to offer
See it if you like to laugh and enjoy being fed Samosas and Chai Tea before (and after) the show...
Don't see it if you have a hard time understanding a sometimes thick accent...
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
See it if you want to see a cute show with a heartwarming tale showcasing a relationship between mother & son.
Don't see it if this kind of a show doesn't seem appealing.
See it if So sad this has ended. What a tour de force by Ravi and his mother. Funny, touching, educational and wonderfully staged. Just superb
Don't see it if you don't like live unscripted reality theater with two wonderfully matched protagonists. You really missed something very good.
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.
See it if The charming banter between a son and mother over the son's failure to wed and the family's efforts to fix that is sufficient entertainment
Don't see it if You need traditional multicharacter play with suspenseful plot and elaborate staging.
See it if You want to see a charming duo of real life mother and son bickering about intergenational " cultural " differences.
Don't see it if You look for a " big " production and don't really care about the efforts of a an Indian mother who desperately wants to see his son married
See it if you are 1st-generation American (from any culture) and have wrestled with old- vs new-country conflict, or love storytelling of any kind
Don't see it if you are looking for a scripted play -- this is a real-life mom and son retelling the true story of a major source of conflict in their lives
See it if you like stories of intergenerational & cross-cultural differences. FYI it's an on-the-surface telling, you won't learn of much underneath.
Don't see it if you'd like a comparison of old vs. new ways. This is really a "new ways are better" kind of show.
See it if You would enjoy a mother and son relate their history and different cultural viewpoints on the subject of arranged marriage.
Don't see it if Get audio headsets if you have problems with Indian accent. Chai tea and samosas were served to audience prior to show--a plus .