Aisha n' Ben

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - Saturday, March 21, 2009
Studio Theatre, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Vancouver, BC

Presented by South Asian Arts and Theatre Ji in collaboration with Carlos Bulosan Theatre and the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad.

Anita Majumdar, the creator of Fish Eyes and The Misfit returned to Vancouver with her production, Aisha n’ Ben. Issues of identity were at the core of this provocative play about the perils of success.

When a young Indo-Canadian starlet obsessed with skin whitening flees to Bombay to shoot her next Bollywood film, her values are turned upside down by a dark-skinned Filipino-Canadian fellow actor. Through their relationship, she is forced to confront what it means to be true to one’s self.

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