Double Happiness


June 28 - June 28, 2006

A Staged Reading

Written by Gitanjali Kapila
Directed by Anita Chandwaney

Featuring: Bryan Bosque, Tony Brown, Charlie Jensen, Kyra Lewandowski, Fawzia Mirza, Alka Nayyar, Jaya Subramanian, and Jeffrey B. Wilkerson

Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St., Chicago 7:00 pm

Set against the backdrop of a small wind-swept, mid-western college, Double Happiness is a loss of innocence story about three friends who tread unawares the wide, open spaces of the heart. Anisha, recently arrived from India, starts school with her traditional beliefs in love, sex and friendship intact. Savitri, her American-born cousin and roommate, doubts love and rather prefers the anonymity of the casual encounter. Together they meet a third, Kevin, susceptible to the allure of both women. Friendship turns into longing and longing into heartache. The triangle collapses, throwing all three into free-fall with no obvious place to land.

Followed by a Q & A session with screenwriter Gitanjali Kapila.

Presented in partnership with Chicago ScriptWorks, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to producing a series of staged screenplay readings, created to provide a public forum for new works and fresh voices.