A Rohit Chokhani ProductionPart of Diwali BC Celebrations in Nanaimo
Thursday to Saturday, November 15-17 at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 17 at 2pm
VIU’s Malaspina Theatre
The lives of an Indian exotic dancer and her embittered mother are altered when a blind stranger visits them. Poetic, mythic, and brave, Anosh Irani’s 2006 multiple Dora Award-winning Bombay Black is a searing play set in the bitter reality of India. This play is funny, violent, and humane, and directed by Mumbai-born, Jessie and Fringe award-winning Indo Canadian producer Rohit Chokhani.
In this re-imagination, it is for the first time the play is being presented from the perspective of the blind man. An early version of this production won the Pick of the Fringe award at Vancouver Fringe Festival 2017 and had a sold-out run after the first show wowed audiences with its unique vision. It was picked by the Georgia Straight amongst the 20 best shows on Vancouver stages in 2017 and was also one of the runners-up for the Georgia Straight Critics’ Pick award for Vancouver Fringe festival in 2017.
Funny / Poetic / Multicultural / 115 minutes /15 min. intermission / 14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content / Violent Content / Fog