July 10 - July 10, 2005
A Staged Reading
Written by Mrinalini Kamath
Directed by Anish Jethmalani
Featuring: Kareem Bandealy, Ravi Batista, Jaii Beckley, Geoff Button, Aroon Chaddha, Anil Hurkadli, Sapna Kumar, Sean Sinitsky, Anjali Thawani, and Bobby Zaman
The Chicago Temple, First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington St., Chicago, Dixon Chapel, 12:30 pm
Celestial Motions tells the story of what happens when Leela’s parents, who immigrated to the US from India, are forced to confront a big mistake-they had forgotten to take daylight savings time into account when they had Leela’s Hindu astrological chart drawn at her birth. Accordingly, they have the chart redrawn, and the startling prediction sets the 25-year old woman on a journey of arranged dating and cyber romance, as her parents desperately try to preserve their family’s identity. Little do they realize that Leela’s destiny is closer than either they or Leela can imagine. An intercultural romantic comedy.
Followed by a Q & A session with playwright Mrinalini Kamath.