Written by Mrinalini Kamath
Directed by Aimee Todoroff
With Raji Ahsan, Alexis Cruz, Nina Mehta, Paul Peglar, Monica Rounds, and Shetal Shah
November 19, 2019 and December 5, 2019, 7pm.
Broom Tree Theater, Astoria First Presbyterian Church, 23-35 Broadway, Astoria
Take the N/W train to the Broadway stop in Astoria.
Under the shadow of an administration slowly unraveling rights, Manika, an Indian-American palliative care pediatrician and former National Spelling Bee contestant, is having a baby with her partner Jeanette via an unconventional sperm donor. Coming home from their baby shower, the women are surprised by Manika’s old friend Adam, a musical theater actor recently released from his Finian’s Rainbow gig (for undisclosed reasons) dumped by his boyfriend, and in need of a place to stay. Reluctantly, Jeanette agrees. As Manika sees Adam tune out politics more and more as he attempts to get his life back together, it begins to cause friction between them.
This reading is funded by a Queens Council on the Arts New Works Grant.