Rukmini’s Gold

Written by:

Radha S. Menon

Artist/Creator(s) Identify As:

Person/People of Colour

Cast Size:
19

Roles For:

  • Men: 9
  • Women: 10

Genre:

Drama

Themes:

Aging
Colonialism
Diaspora
Family
Globalization
History
Immigration
Race
Relationships

Length:

100 min.

Year Written:

2015

Synopsis:

Rukmini’s Gold is a new play about journeys in life. A little old lady clutching a battered old suitcase hobbles onto a deserted platform as the train leaves the station, distraught at missing her train. Every second counts in this play about connections and moments of departure. Ten stand-alone and yet interconnected scenes set in geographically unique stations around the world, cross continents and surpass a century tracking the passage of family, diaspora and colonialism as the dawn of industry and locomotion determines the global movement of labour.

Characters:

Rukmini – A grandmother, 81 / A girl – Rukmini, aged 12 / Suraj – Her son, 16 / Michael – A dockworker, 35 / Tracey – A dark haired woman, 19 / Sister Renu – A nurse, 34 / Krishnan- A man, 45 / Rita – His wife, 40 / Sunita – mother-in-law, 72 / Kam – A pregnant woman, 22 / Mr. Cricket – Her gay neighbour, 55 / Pinkie – An elegant woman, late 46 / Ravi – A boy, 17 / Raju – His twin brother / Desmond – A man, 45 / Vijay – A student, 18 / Sophie – First Nations student, 20 / Wâseskwan – A Plains Cree woman, 25 / Arun- A young man, 25

First Produced:

2015, Toronto Fringe Festival

Resources:

Please contact playwright directly at snowmouse.menon@gmail.com for access to the script for Rukmini’s Gold.

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Visit the playwrights’ website for more info.

Notes:

Roles can be doubled. Winner of the Hamilton Fringe Critic’s Choice Award.

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