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The Fish Eyes Trilogy

Image representing The Fish Eyes Trilogy. Photo by DahliaKatz

The Fish Eyes Trilogy

Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue

August 18, 2018


Box Office

Arts Youth



Presented by:

Surrey Civic Theatres and Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts

High school. The years that propel you toward adulthood. Sometimes you’re forced to navigate rocky terrain.

Provocative and audacious, Anita Majumdar’s one-person The Fish Eyes Trilogy—presented in two parts—is a window into the lives of Canadian South Asian teens. Through this lens, Anita focuses on universal themes of identity, cultural heritage, and finding one’s place in the world.

Meet Naznin, Candice, and Meena who go to the same high school in Port Moody. Separately, they share a passion for dance and a struggle for identity within their families and at school. Then their lives intersect and cultures collide. Although the trilogy isn’t a dance performance, dance is integral to way these young women tell their stories.

​Audience advisory: mature themes (trigger warning: description of a sexual assault) and strong language

Part 1

Boys With Cars
Naznin, a classically trained Indian dancer, dreams of leaving the suburbs for university and the bright lights of the city with her boyfriend, Lucky Punjabi, by her side. Then she has a collision with the school’s power couple, Buddy and Candice. Nasty rumours spread, and the consequences threaten to upend Naz’s life.

Let Me Borrow That Top
In this bold and wildly funny take on teenage obsessions, we hear from Naz’s blonde-haired blue-eyed nemesis.  In the style of a YouTube makeup tutorial, Candice—who is into henna tattoos and bhangra—gives us her take on Lucky and Buddy and how they ensnare both her and Naz.

Part 2

Fish Eyes
Despite being obsessed with Bollywood movies and her dance career, Meena just wants to be like the rest of her high-school friends. When she develops a massive crush on the most popular guy at school, she finds herself having to make some important trade-offs that put her at odds with her culture. From a life-changing school assembly in which Meena and Candice dance to Beyonce’s “Survivor” to the all-important end of year grad dance, this story brings the trilogy to a powerful and beautiful conclusion.

Written, choreographed, and performed by Anita Majumdar, who appeared in Midnight’s Children directed by Deepa Mehta
Developed by Nightswimming


Get your tickets for the show and buffet dinner. Not able to see the whole trilogy? Each part stands on its own.


Ticket Type

Time Cost How to Book
(save up to 25%)

Part 1: 4pm
Running time: approximately 1 hour 30 minutes including intermission

Part 2: 7:30pm
Running time: approximately 1 hour, no intermission

Zone A $59

Zone B $49

Zone C $34

Tickets are available only by phone at 604-501-5566 or in person at the Surrey Arts Centre
Buffet Dinner


Chat with other theatregoers while enjoying Indian cuisine in a banquet setting.

$20 per person

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Limited dinner tickets available.

Part 1 Only


Running time: approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, including intermission

Zone A $39

Zone B $29

Zone C $19

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Part 2 Only


Running time: approximately 1 hour, no intermission

Zone A $39

Zone B $29

Zone C $19

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