MIDWEST PREMIERE

By Nandita Shenoy
Directed by Kaiser Ahmed
Presented at Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln Ave Chicago IL 60614

September 17th - October 11th , 2015 (Thur, Fri& Sat @ 8 pm,  Sat  @ 4pm & Sun @ 3:30 pm)

WASHER/DRYER is a hilarious new farce from playwright Nandita Shenoy that throws a modern, multicultural marriage into the pressure cooker of tight New York City living. When Indian-American Sonya elopes with Chinese-American Michael, she thinks she has finally found her happily-ever-after, and possibly even fulfilled her grandmother’s wish for marriage. But when Michael discovers that Sonya’s apartment is “Single Occupancy Only,” and a colorful cast of nosy neighbors and relatives show up to complicate matters further, the couple is forced to re-evaluate their dirty laundry and decide whether all is really fair in love and real estate

"Rasaka is proud to be a part of the Resident Theater Program and of Victory Gardens' diverse and inspiring artistic community," Rasaka's Producing Artistic Director Kamal Hans said. "We are excited about producing WASHER/DRYER, a wonderful follow-up to our highly successful production of A Nice Indian Boy.  We feel Nandita Shenoy has written a beautiful play about a modern Indian-American woman, who makes some  "non-traditional" choices and the complications that arise from those choices.  We feel our audiences will connect with, laugh and enjoy the journey along with the wonderful characters in this piece."



PERFORMERS

Bryan Bosque (Michael)
Cheryl Hamada* (Dr. Lee)
Erika Napoletano (Wendee)
Rasika Ranganathan (Sonya)
Abbas Salem (Sam)

*Denotes actors represented by the Actors’ Equity Association.

PRODUCTION

Kaiser Ahmed (Director)
Antoinette DeLeo (Lighting Designer)
Andrew Donnelly (Stage Manager)
Ali Drumm (Production Manager)
Alex Hand (Technical Director)
Kamal Hans (Co-Producer)
Anish Jethmalani (Co-Producer)
Michael Lewis (Scenic Designer)
Priya Mohanty (Properties Design)
Alka Nayyar (Co-Producer)
Delia Ridenour (Costume Designer)
Matthew Reich (Sound Designer)
Abbas Salem (Properties Design)

*Actor's Equity Association