Much Ado About Nothing – Bollywood meets the Bard!

 By William Shakepeare
Directed by Lavina Jadhawani
Presented at Victory Gardens Theater – Prince Hall
2433 N. Lincoln Ave Chicago IL 60614

In this production Rasaka aimed to honor the intention of telling a canonical, Western through a uniquely South Asian lens; we did so with an authentic representation of the South Asian community. 

The goal in producing this project was as follows: to produce a story with a uniquely desi twist, and to share the pure joy of Bollywood with the truly global audience that Chicago represents.  



“…a blend of Eastern and Western acting styles and fashions, multiracial casting, and the occasional out-of-nowhere dance sequence capture the tumult and ambiguity of the main plot.”
Chicago Reader-

“Director Lavina Jadhwani and her design team bring clever ideas to the table.”
TimeOut Chicago-


Owais Ahmed –
Anu Bhatt
Diana Coates
Arya Daire
Daniel Gilbert
Susie Griffith
Kamal Hans* –
Nicholas Loumos
Dannny Luwe
Tim Martin
Josh Mattingly
Gustavo Obregon
Abbas Salem
John Walski
Scott West

Photos by Tyler Core.