Bombay Black

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Tix $14 (plus membership fee)

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Theatre, Festivals

2017 Jessie Award and multiple Fringe Award recipient Rohit Chokhani delves into a blind man’s world as he reimagines Anosh Irani’s Bombay Black for the Dramatic Works Series at the 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival from Thursday, September 7 to Saturday, September 16.

Winner of four Dora Mavor Moore Awards (2006) and nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award (2007), Bombay Black is a searing play set in the bitter reality of present-day India. The iron-willed Padma (Jessie Award nominated Nimet Kanji) takes money from men who watch her daughter, Apsara (Leo Award-winning Agam Darshi), perform an erotic dance. When a mysterious blind man named Kamal (Jessie Award nominated Munish Sharma) arrives for an appointment, his secret threatens to change each of their lives forever.

“Irani entwines fantasy with reality…a moving story” – Time Out Mumbai

“…promisingly written…a masterful blend of eroticism and mystery” – Toronto Star

Written by Indian-Canadian novelist and playwright Anosh Irani, Bombay Black features a remarkable poetic text, bold theatrical imagery, and a gritty twist.

In his directorial debut at the Fringe Festival, Rohit Chokhani says, “For the first time in Canada, this production will be directed by a Mumbai-born director of Indian descent. I’m so excited to be able to present this to Vancouver Fringe Festival audiences!”

Funny, violent and humane, Bombay Black features a culturally diverse cast, engaging with members of the South Asian community unlike ever before and taking audience members on a journey into a blind man’s world.

September 7-16, 2017 | Vancity Culture Lab | 1895 Venables Street
​Thursday, September 7 at 8:50pm
Saturday, September 9 at 6:45pm
Sunday, September 10 at 1:55pm
Monday, September 11 at 7:00pm
Wednesday, September 13 at 8:50pm
Saturday, September 16 at 7:05pm

Tickets available online at http://bit.ly/2fnpGrG; $14 + cost of membership fee