Washing Machine

Written by:

Radha S. Menon

Artist/Creator(s) Identify As:

Person/People of Colour

Cast Size:
9

Roles For:

  • Men: 4
  • Women: 4

Genre:

Drama

Themes:

Family
Home
India

Length:

100 min.

Year Written:

2011

Synopsis:

Isabelle, a bereaved mother and wife, returns to her childhood home in India with a new vision for this banana plantation’s look: out with the scared grounds and barking dogs, in with tennis courts and a fancy new washing machine! But through the influence of immortal gurus, meddling spirits and a tribe of crying monkeys, Isabelle is forced to realize that no spin cycles can wash away the dirty laundry that is her ancestry.

Characters:

Isabelle / James / Ayah / Ram / Lalita / Father Boylan / Aghori / Mummy – the ghost / Shadow Monkeys

First Produced:

2012, Factory Theatre

Resources:

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