- Wednesday, May 25 8:00 PM until Saturday, May 28 8:00 PM
- 350 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3
- Ryerson Theatre
CANADIAN PREMIERE OF AWARD-WINNING BOLLYWOOD PLAY
ARRANGED MARRIAGE by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni tells the story of Sumita, a young Calcutta woman who is about to be married to Somesh. He is currently living in Canada and part owner of a small convenience store. They exchange letters and meet for the first time at their wedding in India. Sumita welcomes her new role as a married woman and joins her husband in Canada. She is excited by the fresh sights, sounds, and values of her new country. As in real life, things take an unexpected turn for the happy bride and she must choose between her beloved India and her new life in Canada. At its core, Arranged Marriage is the story of love and marriage and learning that dreams – no matter how strongly we hold them – can be altered at a moment’s notice. Stunning designs, amazing dance sequences and beautiful acting support this large-scale production featuring 32 performers in downtown Toronto.
Arranged Marriage is directed by Peggy Shannon, who also directed the award-winning American premiere of the play. Shannon is excited to bring Arranged Marriage to Toronto, where she serves as the Chair of the Ryerson Theatre School. Dr. Rahul Sapra serves as literary adviser.
The production is choreographed by Alyssa Martin, artistic director of Rock Bottom Movement in Toronto. Costume design is by Jennifer Triemstra-Johnston, scenic design is by Pavlo Bosyy, lighting design is by Noah Feaver, and original sound design is by Ned Jacobson with additional sound design by Matthew Duarte.
Playing the lead role of Sumita is Indian Pakistani actress Roshni Shukla.
When: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 to Saturday, May 28, 2016
Where: Ryerson Theatre
Time: starts at 8:00pm |Saturday Matinees at 2.00pm
Tickets: Seniors & Students: $20 | Children 12 & under: $10 | Balcony: $25 | Orchestra : $35
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