Just back from my daughter's reading of the play "A Nice Indian Boy" This is the first time ever my husband and myself are seeing her play. The subject is about an Indian American family living in the Bay Area. The son is gay and he wants to marry a nice Indian boy but falls in love with a white American boy who was adopted by Indian parents and though he is Caucasian, is more Indian than himself. He takes him home to meet his parents and a turmoil follows when the parents try to come to terms with what their son wants. In the mean time their brilliant daughter who goes through an arranged marriage comes back home wanting to leave her husband because she thinks there is no love in her marriage. How things resolve in the emotional upheaval which that family faces is what the whole drama is about. The crux of the story is about how though the parents love their children very much it
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There are only five characters. Father, mother, daughter, son and his gay boyfriend. I cannot believe the depth in which my daughter has handled each character. The theater was erupting in laughter with her witty dialogues, at the same time enraptured for one hour and forty minutes without any intermission with the emotional content of the drama.
The actors were all professional actors and did an excellent job. The director of the play was Robert Egan and he was fantastic.
I am in awe of how my daughter @madplays Madhuri has written with such deep understanding of human nature. Kudos to her and wishing her great successes in future.