The Doctor is Indian - A Staged Reading

God Dhanvantari 360 W

August 03 - August 05, 2012

Written by Shane Sakhrani
Directed by Anish Jethmalani

If ever a family was on the verge of a nervous breakdown, it’s the Gupta family of Mumbai, India! In Shane Sakhrani’s hilarious The Doctor is Indian , an unexpected takeover of the Gupta family business lands it in the hands of an American corporation. Marital woes abound as traditional male-female dynamics are challenged. The specter of inter-racial dating rears its unruly head. And a poisonous legacy threatens the security of the family home.

Traditionally, an Indian family would have suffered said struggles with silent resentment. But in this age of globalization, intrusive modes of communication and Western style family therapy turn tradition on its head. Globalization at its funniest!

Followed by a Q&A session with playwright Shane Sakhrani.

All performances held at Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W Washington St., Chicago.

Friday, August 3rd at 8pm (SOLD OUT); Saturday, August 4th at 8pm (SOLD OUT); Sunday, August 5th at 2pm (SOLD OUT).

Tickets are $5 each. Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office.

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