South Asian Comedy at East West Players


“A Widow of No Importance,” written by Shane Sakhrani and directed by Shaheen Vaaz, will be performed from Sept. 8 to Oct. 9 at East West Players, 120 Judge John Aiso St. in Little Tokyo.

The play is presented in association with South Asian Network and USC School of Theatre, and is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Deepa has been a widow for two years. Her only desire now is to see her daughter married so that she can die in peace. But when her recently divorced neighbor, also her son’s best friend, professes his love for her, her “inner cougar” emerges to break tradition and start living again. A smart and sexy comedy about carving new paths and leaping for the stars.

The cast members are Anjali Bhimani, Parvesh Cheena, Sunil Malhotra, Puja Mohindra and Lina Patel, with Kamil Haque and Rachna Khatau as understudies.

Special preview performances: Sept. 8 to 11. $20 all seats, $12 with student ID.

Opening night gala: Wednesday, Sept. 14. Includes pre-show hosted bar and post-show reception with cast and crew. Call theater for ticket availability and special event pricing.

Special pay-what-you-can performance: Thursday, Sept. 15. $5 minimum donation suggested.

Regular performances: Sept. 15-Oct. 9, Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, $26-$31, Friday-Sunday, $31-$36. Student and senior discounts: $5 off regular ticket price.

Wine Down Fridays: Complimentary glasses of red or white wine during the regular performance run (must be at least 21).

Post-show discussion with the artists: Sunday, Sept. 25.

Group rates available. Contact Business Administrator Tim Lounibos at (213) 625-7000 or email [email protected] for more information.

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