Thursday, November 22, 2012

Tarragon Theatre Toronto Presents the Smash Hit A Brimful of Asha Nov 25 to Dec 16 2012

From a media release:

A Brimful of Asha
November 25 to December 16, 2012


"Why do you need to choose your wife?"

TORONTO - After a sold out run in January, Tarragon Theatre proudly presents a return engagement of the smash hit A Brimful of Asha. A Why Not Theatre production, written and performed by real-life mother and son Asha and Ravi Jain and directed by Ravi Jain, A Brimful of Asha runs November 25 to December 16 in Tarragon Theatre's Extra Space (with media night November 27).  Tickets range from $21-$53 (inclusive of HST) and are available by calling the box office at 416.531.1827 or by visiting

Asha and Ravi Jain share the stage and tell the tale of how Ravi's parents planned a surprise trip to India to intercept him on his vacation and arrange his marriage. Ravi resents the intrusion but, as far as his parents are concerned, it's time for him to get a wife!

Ravi knows what he's up against: a whole way of life cherished by his mother's generation and those before her. Can he remain true to himself and bring Asha some peace?

Nightly sold out shows and critical accolades greeted this laugh-out-loud (and very Canadian) true story. A Brimful of Asha has just been published by Playwrights Canada Press and is available for sale in the Tarragon Theatre lobby.

Ravi Jain is a multi-award-winning actor, director, producer, educator, arts-activist and Artistic Director of Why Not Theatre. Along with his extensive acting and directing credits, Ravi is engaged in many different arts organizations and creations across the city and the globe, including the programming committee for the Daniels Spectrum as well as the Artist Advisory Committee for ArtReach Toronto. He was recently awarded the 2012 Pauline McGibbon Award and is the Artistic Director-in-Residence at the Theatre Centre for 2013.

Asha Jain grew up in New Delhi, India. Upon completion of her Master's Degree, she married in 1974, which led to her immigration to Canada. While supporting her husband Ramesh in the founding of his own business, she raised two boys, Anurag and Ravi. She is a wonderful mother, wife and now a very funny actor. She is excited to be sharing this story with the world, in order to finally prove her son wrong.

Tarragon Theatre presents
Why Not Theatre's A Brimful of Asha
Written by Asha and Ravi Jain
Directed by Ravi Jain
Starring Ravi Jain and his mom, Asha Jain
Set and Costume Designer: Julie Fox
Lighting and Projection Designer: Beth Kates
Stage Manager: Jenna Turk
Sunday, November 25 to Sunday, December 16, 2012 (Media Night: Tuesday, November 27)
Tarragon Theatre's Extra Space, 30 Bridgman Avenue, Toronto, M5R 1X3
Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30pm
Tickets range from $27-$53  (Discounts for students, seniors and groups)
AND a Pay-What-You-Can 2:30pm matinee on Sat. Dec 15
- $13 Rush Tickets available at the door for Sunday matinees  (on sale at 1pm) -

Tickets can be purchased through the box office at 416.531.1827 or visit

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