A Brimful of Asha

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A Brimful of Asha

Featuring Ravi Jain and his mom, Asha Jain

Real-life mother and son, Asha and Ravi Jain, share the stage and tell this true (and very Canadian) story of generational and cultural clash. When Ravi takes a trip to India his parents decide it is the perfect time to introduce him to potential brides. Ravi is not sold on the idea of getting married-at least not yet-but Asha fears that time is running out.

“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

For more info about the show, including exclusive videos and materials please visit the Brimful of Asha microsite.



Written and performed by Ravi Jain and Asha Jain
Directed by Ravi Jain
Set Design by Julie Fox
Lighting and Video Design by Beth Kates (Playground Studios)
Interview Videos by Kate Fraser and Nabil Shash (Heartist Productions)
Web & Graphic Design by Owais Lightwala
Photography by Erin Brubacher

BBC World Feature Story

“Binders full of women: A mother’s plan for arranging a marriage”

Robert Crew of Toronto.com (3 & ½ stars out of 4)

“very funny moments… unusual and very intimate insights”

Martin Morrow of The Globe and Mail (3 & ½ out of 4)

“a warm, fresh piece of theatre”

Lynn Slotkin of The Slotkin Letter

“charming…with a hint of spicy”

Robert Cushman of The National Post

“a charming show”