A Brimful of Asha

written and performed by Asha and Ravi Jain
directed by Ravi Jain

A Why Not Theatre Production

This acclaimed (and very Canadian) laugh-out-loud true story returns after a sold-out extended run this past season. 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. Ravi resents the intrusion but, as far as his parents are concerned, it’s time for him to get a wife.

a warm, fresh piece of theatre … We don’t really get a brimful of Asha Jain, just enough of a taste to want to hear more from her. The Globe and Mail

Ravi Jain is an award-winning actor, director, producer, and Artistic Director of Why Not Theatre. He has worked extensively in Toronto and internationally, winning a Dora Award for his performance in SPENT. He was the Urjo Kareda Resident Artist at Tarragon and at the Theatre Centre where he developed I’m So Close (SummerWorks 2009 Spotlight Award). Asha Jain is his mother and until A Brimful of Asha, had never set foot on a stage.

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Photo (L-R): Ravi Jain, Asha Jain
Photo by Erin Brubacher