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A Brimful of Asha

From 86 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Clever

About the show

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.

Member Reviews (86)


Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Clever
Avg Score

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Relevant, Must see

See it if You want an evening full of laughter, love, family, and the chance to peer into someone else's own crazy family life in the best way.

Don't see it if You hate fun.

Delightful, Hilarious, Intelligent, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if you like the feeling of being around a large table late at night with highly amusing hosts who keep you entertained and embraced.

Don't see it if if you can't relate to families who care deeply about one another, but still bug the heck out of each of each other.

Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Funny, Must see

See it if You have parents, or a family of any kind.

Don't see it if You dislike laughing.

Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Must see, Refreshing

See it if You want to be surprised, moved, delighted. It's a show for anybody who knows what it's like to struggle to understand your mom. beautiful

Don't see it if you just have to see it!

Enchanting, Funny, Delightful, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if you like funny, heart-warming shows.

Don't see it if you don't have a sense of humour or a heart.

Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if Intelligent, entertaining theatre

Don't see it if See it no matter what

Entertaining, Funny, Must see, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy being happy

Don't see it if you have no soul

Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You love heart, comedy, family, and of course LOVE.

Don't see it if You want something boring. ;)

Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Hilarious, Resonant

See it if You like real life stories that make your belly laugh! Very relatable if you have immigrant parents

Don't see it if You don't have patience with untrained actors

Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You like innovative and simple storytelling! So wonderful to see two real people share a story with an audience! A delight!

Don't see it if You don't like storytelling. And arent interested in other cultures and stories

For a previous production
Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Must see

See it if your parents think they know what's best for you (but you still love them!)

Don't see it if if you don't like free samosas

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...
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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 lif...
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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, ironica...
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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 refu...
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