SPOTLIGHT ON SAWITRI THEATRE
EXPECT FIREWORKS AT THIS WEDDING
Celebrating South Asian Heritage Month, Sawitri Theatre Group, in collaboration with the City of Mississauga, is remounting Savita Weds Satish by Jasmine Sawant and Adam Langton at the historic Small Arms Inspection Building in Mississauga.
Back by popular demand, this immersive, wedding-style theatre piece is the story of a widow, Savita, who suddenly decides to get married with all the ceremony and tradition of an Indian Hindu wedding.
Her proper relatives are unhappy for a variety of reasons not least of which is that no one has seen the groom.
In these days of social media, that’s a huge cause for concern. Maybe he’s “fat and ugly!”? Or worse?!
If you think you have seen the most dramatic Hindu wedding ever, think again! You are invited to this family reunion in all your wedding-guest finery, including your dancing shoes. Seating in the wedding party is quite limited. There’s also a pre-show bazaar that evokes the colours of the bazaars of India.
Directed by Siddhant (Sid) Sawant and produced by Nitin Sawant, the play features Suma Nair, Gunja Chakraborty, Uma Ambike, Sylvan Valladares, Anjum Siddiqui, Shalaka Sardesai, Sweta Surisetti, Janifer Randhawa and Ashutosh Walia. Additional cast: Raina Desai and Amlan Das.
Founded in January 2003, Sawitri Theatre Group is an award-winning, incorporated not-for-profit organization under the artistic leadership of Jasmine Sawant and Shruti Shah, presenting original, challenging and exciting works featuring established professionals as well as emerging artistes.
It strives to educate, entertain and heal through theatre arts that are South Asian in character, origin or topic and foreground women as well as issues of social or political importance.
A preeminent producer and presenter of South Asian Theatre Arts in Mississauga, Sawitri Theatre Group is known to take risks, bringing unique theatre experiences to its audiences, producing plays in some of India’s many languages, including English.
When and where: May 15 to 21. Performances on 17th, 18th (evening), 19th and 21st will be followed by a Q and A moderated by Anu Radha Verma. At the historic Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB), 1352 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga. Tickets: $30 to $50. Price includes finger food and one complimentary beverage. Box Office: SawitriSWS.eventbrite.ca. Contact: www.sawitri.ca, www.facebook.com/SawitriTheatreGroup, @SawitriTheatre