Shruti Gupta Can Totally Deal

Shruti Gupta is a Dreamer, a DACA recipient in her senior year of medical school at CUNY. She lives very efficiently in the apartment above her uncle’s jewelry story on 74th Street in Jackson Heights, and leaves the drama to her brother Raj, the soon-to-be-married prince of the family. But when Irish actor-musician Liam appears in Shruti’s patient communications simulation exam, a cross-cultural romance...
Shruti Gupta is a Dreamer, a DACA recipient in her senior year of medical school at CUNY. She lives very efficiently in the apartment above her uncle’s jewelry story on 74th Street in Jackson Heights, and leaves the drama to her brother Raj, the soon-to-be-married prince of the family. But when Irish actor-musician Liam appears in Shruti’s patient communications simulation exam, a cross-cultural romance threatens to upend all her very practical plans. As their unlikely romance blossoms in the late summer of 2017, they find themselves having to navigate cultural traditions, DACA tweets and ICE raids, newly unfettered racism, and what it means to be ‘American’.
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Shruti Gupta Can Totally Deal

Development History

  • Reading
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    Theatre 167
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    2018
  • Workshop
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    Theatre 167
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    2018