november, 2018

thu08nov(nov 8)8:00 pmsat10(nov 10)8:00 pmBombay Black by Anosh IraniA Rohit Chokhani production8:00 pm - 8:00 pm (10) Evergreen Cultural Centre Studio Theatre

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Evergreen Cultural Centre Presents Bombay Black By Anosh Irani

A Rohit Chokhani Production 

The lives of an Indian exotic dancer and her embittered mother are altered when a blind stranger visits them. Poetic, mythic, and brave, Anosh Irani’s 2006 multiple Dora Award-winning Bombay Black is a searing play set in the bitter reality of India. Funny, violent, humane, and directed by Mumbai-born, Jessie and Fringe award-winning Indo Canadian producer Rohit Chokhani. In this re-imagination, it is for the first time the play is being presented from the perspective of the blind man. An early version of this production won the Pick of the Fringe award at Vancouver Fringe Festival 2017 and had a sold-out run after the first show wowed audiences with its unique vision. It was picked by the Georgia Straight amongst the 20 best shows on Vancouver stages in 2017 and was also one of the runners-up for the Georgia Straight Critics’ Pick award for Vancouver Fringe festival in 2017. 

Funny / Poetic / Multicultural / 115 minutes /15 Minute intermission /  14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content / Violent Content / Smoke Fog

“Bombay Black asks its audience to reflect on motivations for human nature and dwell on life’s big questions, even as they suspend their disbelief’  – Torontoist

“This is one of the most harrowing, unsettling, and mesmerizing plays I’ve ever seen. Ten hours after leaving the theatre, I’m still shaken by its uniquely poetic horror, and marvelling at the complexity of what acclaimed playwright Anosh Irani weaves in Bombay Black’s dense 75 minutes. The performances are all stellar, but Kanji is unforgettable as the diabolical Padma, who belongs in the hall of fame of horrifying fictional mothers “  – Andrea Warner for The Georgia Straight 

Presented as part of the Evergreen celebration of Diwali in BC. DIWALI IN BC.

SHOW WARNING — Please note that this production has graphic depictions of raw content that is sexual or violent in nature.  It also has heightened lighting, visuals, loud sounds and complete dark outs during certain portions of the play.  Viewer discretion is advised.


Thursday, November 8  |  8pm

Friday, November 9  |  8pm

Saturday, November 10  |  3pm

Saturday, November 10  |  8pm


  • Top 5 shows at the Fringe picked by Global News TV
  • Top 7 show at the Fringe picked by Vancouver Sun 
  • Top 7 show at the Fringe picked by Vancouver Province 
  • Top 10 show at the Fringe picked by Vancouver presents 
  • Picked by Vancouver Courier for a show to watch as a part of fall arts preview
  • Top shows at the Fringe pick by East Van picks


Photo by Raymond Kam.

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8 (Thursday) 8:00 pm - 10 (Saturday) 8:00 pm


Evergreen Cultural Centre Studio Theatre

1205 Pinetree Way

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