Brahman/i: A One-Hijra Stand Up Comedy Show Review - Go See It

The hit Chicago premiere of Brahman/i: A One-Hijra Stand Up Comedy Show will be closing this Sunday-Don't miss it!

Which means...if you haven't purchased your tickets yet, now is the time to do it. Look: at  LINK  to buy online right away! 

 

In this provocative play masquerading as a stand-up comedy routine, an Indian intersex person explores history, mythology, gender roles... and high school. Brahman/i – funny, cynical, inventive and intensely charismatic – takes on more than a dozen unforgettable characters in a fascinating life story that most of us can barely even begin to imagine.

 

 


Aditi Brennan Kapil is a playwright, actress, and director of Bulgarian and Indian descent, raised in Sweden, and currently residing in Minneapolis. Her play Love Person, a four-part love story has been produced to critical acclaim across the country in Sanskrit, ASL and English. It was developed during a Many Voices residency at the Playwrights’ Center, work-shopped at the Lark Play Development Center in New York, and selected for reading at the National New Play Network (NNPN) conference in 2006. Love Person was produced in a NNPN rolling world premiere at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis, Marin Theater in San Francisco and Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis during the 2007-2008 season. In 2008-2009, it was produced at Live Girls! Theatre in Seattle, Alley Repertory Theatre in Boise and Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. Love Person received the Stavis Playwriting Award in 2009. Kapil’s play Agnes Under Big Top, a tall tale was selected as a 2009 Distinguished New Play Development Project by the NEA New Play Development Program hosted by Arena Stage, and was developed by the Lark Play Development Center, Mixed Blood Theatre, InterAct Theatre in Philadelphia, the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis and the Rhodope International Theater Laboratory in Bulgaria. Agnes Under Big Top premiered at Mixed Blood Theatre and Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT in 2011, and Borderlands Theater in Tucson, AZ in 2012 in a NNPN rolling world premiere. Brahman/i: A One-Hijra Stand Up Comedy Show is a part of Kapil’s trilogy, Displaced Hindu Gods, and was commissioned by Mixed Blood, premiering there in October 2013. Kapil is currently working on a play loosely based on the character of Imogen in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre. She is a graduate of Macalester College with a BA in English and Dramatic Arts.

 

 

 

Structured as a stand-up comedy routine, Aditi Brennan Kapil's play is a provocative exploration of cultural and gender identity from the perspective of an Indian intersex person. 

Brahman/i – funny, cynical, inventive and intensely charismatic – takes on more than a dozen unforgettable characters in a fascinating life story that most of us can barely begin to imagine.

 

REMAINING SHOWS
Thursday, May 1st at 7:30pm
Friday, May 2nd at 8:00pm
Saturday, May 3rd at 4pm AND at 8pm
Sunday, May 4th at 4pm

 

We recommend you purchase your tickets online using the links provided above. If you need to reach a box office attendant, email: [email protected] or call 312-857-1234 x201.  Box office hours are:

Thursdays - 12pm to 8pm
Fridays - 12pm to 8pm
Saturdays - 2pm to 8pm
Sundays - 2pm to 4pm

Venue
We are performing Brahman/i at our permanent theatre venue at Pierce Hall in The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W Washington St, Chicago.

 


 

REMAINING SHOWS
Thursday, May 1st at 7:30pm
Friday, May 2nd at 8:00pm
Saturday, May 3rd at 4pm AND at 8pm
Sunday, May 4th at 4pm

 

We recommend you purchase your tickets online using the links provided above. If you need to reach a box office attendant, email: [email protected] or call 312-857-1234 x201.  Box office hours are:

Thursdays - 12pm to 8pm
Fridays - 12pm to 8pm
Saturdays - 2pm to 8pm
Sundays - 2pm to 4pm

Venue
We will be performing Brahman/i at our permanent theatre venue at Pierce Hall in The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W Washington St, Chicago.

 

Photos: Courtesy of Silk Road Rising

 

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