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A Brimful of Asha (print) by Asha Jain and Ravi Jain

Real-life mother and son, Asha and Ravi Jain, tell the tale of how Ravi’s parents planned a surprise trip to India to intercept him on his vacation and arrange his marriage.




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A Brimful of Asha (print)

In 2007 Ravi Jain had just completed school and was itching to get his feet wet in the theatre scene. With plans to begin his own company, Ravi has put off marriage for a few years, much to the disappointment of his mother, Asha, who was getting impatient with Ravi’s non-traditional approach to life. In this autobiographical story of the Jain family, Ravi recalls a trip to India with his parents in tow, where they ambushed him with a series of prospective wives at every turn. Conveyed through storytelling, A Brimful of Asha is a comedic and heartwarming tale of a family caught between two cultures.

"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

A Brimful of Asha is full to the brim with loving, personal admissions.” —Naomi Skwarna, NOW Magazine

“Ravi Jain is a theatre force of nature.” —Lynn Slotkin, The Slotkin Letter

“…a warm, fresh piece of theatre.” —Martin Morrow, The Globe and Mail

Open Book: Toronto: Playwrights in Profile: Ravi Jain by Grace O'Connell

The Grid: What do you say, Ravi and Asha Jain? by Martin Morrow

Interview on Q: Arranged marriage versus love marriage Q with Jian Ghomeshi

Interview with BBC: Binders full of women: A mother's plan for arranging a marriage BBC

Additional Information

Title A Brimful of Asha (print)
ISBN 13 9781770911079
Genre Asian Canadian Theatre, Comedy
Contributor(s) Asha Jain
Ravi Jain
Contributor 3 N/A
Contributor 4 N/A
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Agent Please contact Playwrights Canada Press for more information about production rights.
Year 2012

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