Part of FringeNYC: Faced with Croydon's mankiest speed-dates, Treya blunders into some messy truths - her brother's death; two lovably eccentric parents; the fallout from a British/Indian culture clash. A hilarious, awkward, heart-wrenching tale of love and loss in London. More…
Categories: Comedy, Improv/Sketch/Stand-up, International. From Outlandish Cat Productions. Written by Shyam Bhatt. Directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene.
FROM THE ARTIST:
Treya's Last Dance, a solo show, is a tightly-written, one-act dark comedy.
Awkward, brittle, lovable Treya - a young British Asian - is gently forced to go speed-dating. Her worried yet loving parents are keen for her to find her 'life-partner.'
So far, so conventional.
But all is not as it seems on the surface.
In a dingy Croydon venue, across the table from a series of dodgy speed-'dates,' talking a mile a minute, Treya stumbles upon a way to start facing up to a recent and terrible tragedy.
Touching on a multitude of themes within the umbrella of being a second generation immigrant, Treya's Last Dance is, at heart, a story about the universal themes of identity, sexuality and the messiness of grief.
The show premiered at the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2015, where it won a Combined Art-form Pick of The Fringe Award. It moved to London for a short tour earlier this year, garnering more outstanding reviews. These five FringeNYC performances will be the absolute last chance to see this brilliantly funny, mouthy, topical show.
See it if You want to see a crisp, lively show with a performer who is meticulously at the top of her game.
Don't see it if You need the presence of other actors sharing the stage.
See it if you like your theater to be funny and thought-provoking, layered and nuanced, and very well-acted.
Don't see it if you want to watch something that's only about the pitfalls of dating.
See it if You are young, single and lovelorn & feel the world is a f***ed up place and the roundness of your pegs will never fit into its square holes
Don't see it if You are old and hard of hearing... The actress is dynamic, but speaks at lightning speed and her heavy accent can be challenging at times.
See it if You love great writing, skilled character actor and beautiful heartbreaking stories.
Don't see it if You find English accents too difficult on your ear
See it if You enjoy dynamic storytelling filled with diverse character work that is both comical and poignant. I laughed AND cried. The ultimate!
Don't see it if Do not want to be moved to tears.
See it if you are interested in a story from an immigrant's perspective, particularly Indian immigrants in London. Tightly scripted and very funny.
Don't see it if you are xenophobic or homophobic.
See it if You are concerned about immigrants integrating into foreign country cultures or people aware of culture clashes between generations
Don't see it if You have trouble understanding cockney accents
See it if Great acting. Beautiful Dancing at beginning. Story is deep, you will get to learn cultural differences.
Don't see it if You are not open to talk about LGBT
See it if you like getting a glimpse into the life of an "British/Indian cultural clash" This show delivered what was promised in the description.
Don't see it if Shyam Bhatt is gifted, but her comedic timing and delivery are sometimes too fast, and lacks a rhythm that gives space for audience laughter
See it if you appreciate a high degree of difficulty re: (1) topic; (2) execution. It will yield good convos, post-show. I enjoyed it a lot!
Don't see it if you want: to turn your brain off, a large ensemble, or a lavish set. The show is emotional and introspective, albeit humorously done.
See it if You like shows that mix heavy themes (loss, grief, etc) with laugh-out-loud humor. Seriously though, it's really funny!
Don't see it if You're in the mood for a show that is light and fluffy.
See it if you like intelligent, fast-paced and humorous story-telling that also explores deep issues in modern society
Don't see it if you like living under a rock.
See it if You love AWESOME shows that make you laugh so hard you snort and then pull you around and make you cry. Emotional rollercoasters.
Don't see it if Just see it. Trust me.
See it if You like utterly absorbing performances of real, funny, awesomely human stories
Don't see it if You want a big musical, and you're not interested in the struggles of children of immigrants.