A Nice Indian Boy

Naveen Gavaskar just wants a traditional Hindu marriage to a nice Indian... boy. While his parents are trying to wrap their heads around this strange idea, his older sister returns home and drops a bombshell of her own. A comedy about love and marriage today- gay or straight, arranged or not.
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A Nice Indian Boy

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  • Maximillian Gill:
    24 Sep. 2021
    A wonderful piece that feels absolutely authentic for me and I'm sure for many of South Asian origin. Keshav is a fascinating character, the classic "more Indian than most Indians" and his first meeting with the parents is a tour-de-force. I love that the parents are great comic characters but never caricatures, and their own needs and views are genuine and powerfully rendered. I also fully appreciate the insertion of Bollywood song and would really enjoy seeing this one staged.
  • Cora Turlish:
    9 Jun. 2021
    This play is an utter delight -- a romantic comedy that is both truly funny and swoon-worthy. The family dynamics are sweet but not saccharine. I LOVED this script.
  • Nick Malakhow:
    27 Apr. 2021
    Such a dynamic, intersectionally rich, and delightful romantic comedy. Shekar both leans into the inherent comedy of many of these familial dynamics and relationships while retaining the humanity and distinct voices of each of her characters. It was also delightful to see a queer piece that both acknowledged identity-specific challenges while not being mired in pain and suffering.

Production History

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    Rasaka Theatre Company, Chicago
  • Professional
    East West Players, Los Angeles