A Brimful of Asha
A hilarious, awkward, and true story of generation and culture clash. A Why Not Theatre Production, written and performed by Ravi and Asha Jain.
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Join real-life mother and son, Asha and Ravi Jain, as they share the stage to tell this true, hilarious, awkward (and very Canadian) story of generational and cultural clash. When Ravi takes a trip to India his parents decide it is the perfect time to introduce him to potential brides. Ravi is not sold on the idea of getting married—at least not yet—but Asha fears that time is running out.
Ravi and his mother Asha tell their story together, letting us into their personal drama. The show has been a runaway success, selling out several runs in its home city of Toronto, and playing to sold-out crowds across Canada, as well as internationally including London, South Carolina, and New York.
Premiere Broadcast: 15 January 2021 | 7pm (Includes after show live chat with Ravi Jain.)
Show available to watch until January 31, 2021.
Content Advisory: Language warning, there is one instance of bad language in the show.
“Pioneering in its intimacy and yet unapologetically heartwarming, Ravi Jain’s play is a beguiling blend of old and new styles, which fits the material beautifully.”
— The New York Times (USA)
Ravi Jain is a playwright, director and actor, based in Toronto. The founder and Artistic Director of Why Not Theatre, he attended Upper Canada College, and studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and the Jacques Lecoq school in Paris. Jain believes that the primary function of theatre is to connect people from different countries and cultures, and to this end he experiments with a wide range of performance practice.
About Why Not Theatre
Good isn’t good enough. At Why Not Theatre, we’re out for better. We shake up the status quo to make the world we want to see. A world where everyone can achieve their full potential. We question everything. Rethink how stories are told. And who gets to tell them. We believe in art. It’s how we make change. We MAKE great work that takes chances, and tours all over the world. We SHARE everything we have, because more artists mean more stories. We PROVOKE change because we believe art should be for everyone. We push boundaries, build community, and find new ways. We represent Toronto, at home and on the world stage.
Founded in 2007, we are growing rapidly, led by Ravi Jain, Kelly Read, and Miriam Fernandes.