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The Rishta, Silk Road Theatre at Centaur Theatre




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  • TITLE The Rishta, Silk Road Theatre at Centaur Theatre
  • DATE - Event has ended -
  • LOCATION Centaur Theatre 453 rue Saint-Francois-Xavier Montreal, Quebec

The Rishta, Silk Road Theatre at Centaur Theatre - Event


Written by Uzma Jalaluddin

Directed by Masha Bashmakova

Mark these dates in your spring calendar: Thursday, March 30th-Saturday, April 8th, 2023

 The Rishta (Hindi-Urdu for'suitor') uses smart, humorous dialogue and cultural references across diverse Muslim backgrounds to tell a universal, family story. It centres on Samah, a young South Asian McGill student who has fallen in love with her Moroccan classmate, Hussain. Convinced that her parents won't allow an intercultural marriage, Samah employs the help of a rambunctious and enterprising matchmaker, Badra, to introduce the family to a few terrible suitors in order for them to eventually be dazzled and charmed by the last one, Hussain. What ensues is a hilarious sequence of events where each family member strikes a separate and private deal with Badra, all hiding secrets of their own and each hoping for very different outcomes. This heartfelt play is about looking for love while navigating family expectations as the child of immigrants. There will be post-show talkbacks.

With: Subhan Aref, Eman Ayaz, Adolyn H. Dar, Nora Geurch, Sehar Manji and Ivan Smith

Silk Road Theatre is the only Muslim theatre company in North America. They are dedicated to creating and promoting captivating and professional artistic and cultural programming that fosters cross-cultural dialogue and strengthens Muslim representation, visibility, and contributions within the Canadian cultural mosaic.


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