Shruti Gupta Can Totally Deal

Shruti Gupta is a DREAMer. A DACA recipient in her senior year of med school, she lives very efficiently in the apartment above her uncle’s jewelry store Jackson Heights, Queens, and leaves the drama to her brother Raj, the soon-to-be-married prince of the family. But when Irish actor Liam appears in Shruti’s patient communications simulation exam, a cross-cultural romance threatens to upend all her practical...
Shruti Gupta is a DREAMer. A DACA recipient in her senior year of med school, she lives very efficiently in the apartment above her uncle’s jewelry store Jackson Heights, Queens, and leaves the drama to her brother Raj, the soon-to-be-married prince of the family. But when Irish actor Liam appears in Shruti’s patient communications simulation exam, a cross-cultural romance threatens to upend all her practical plans. As their unlikely romance blossoms in the months following the 2016 election, they find themselves having to navigate cultural differences, ICE raids, newly unfettered racism, and what it means to be ‘American’.
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Shruti Gupta Can Totally Deal

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  • David Hansen:
    14 Apr. 2019
    Brantley has crafted a witty, romantic fairy tale, a very timely play, and accessible, about the America that I love so much, the one in which people from varied and diverse backgrounds come together, learn from each other, and love one another. It’s got cracking dialogue, tense drama, lots of humor and an important message. Highly recommended for production!

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