Three stories of teenage travails make for a winning combination of dance, music and comedy in this coming of age trio of plays.

Anita Majumdar Fish Eyes Push Festival

Jugni Style is proud to sponsor The Fish Eyes Trilogy at PuSh Festival.

We never hold back praise when it comes to our favourite people, including Canadian actor Anita Majumdar. The talented playwright and actor stars in her latest set of plays, The Fish Eyes Trilogy, from January 27 to 31 at the PuSh Festival in Vancouver.

The plays follow three teen girls growing up in small-town Canada. All three are students of dance: Meena is ready to ditch her commitment to dance for the sake of a crush on her school’s most popular boy; Naz falls in with the boys’ crowd but comes to have second thoughts; and Candice is an aspiring Bollywood dancer who’s looking for a life outside her cramped environment. The three narratives explore issues from teen heartache to cultural politics and the true nature of colonialism. The dancing is superb, the writing is sharp and funny, the politics are pointed and provocative.

She can act, she can write. She is even a mean Kathak dancer! And she accomplishes all this with ease, elegance and intelligence. —Deepa Mehta, director

 

The Fish Eyes Trilogy will be performed as Part 1 (Fish Eyes) and Part 2/3 (Boys with Cars and Let Me Borrow That Top) on alternating nights between January 27–31. Fish Eyes, Part 1 on January 27 and 29 at 8:00 p.m. and January 31 at 5:00 p.m. | The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver | Buy Tickets

Boys with Cars and Let Me Borrow That Top, Fish Eyes Part 2 + 3 with intermission, on January 28, 30, 31 at 8:00 p.m. | Post-show talkback on January 28 | The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver | Buy Tickets

 

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