Due to its popularity, “Monsoon Wedding” has been extended at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre through Sunday, July 9 with seven additional performances.
A musical based upon director Mira Nair's 2001 film of the same name, "Monsoon Wedding," centers upon the tempest that starts when family members arrive in Delhi to enjoy four days of festivities surrounding an arranged marriage between the only daughter from a contemporary, upper-middle-class Indian family and an Indian-American fellow that she has yet to meet.
Things go comically awry after it’s discovered that the bride is having an affair, her father is experiencing major financial problems and hidden family secrets are revealed.
-Stephanie Wright Hession
|At Berkeley Rep, Anisha Nagarajan (Alice) and Namit Das (PK Dubey) in the world premiere musical “Monsoon Wedding,” based on director Mira Nair’s 2001 film.|
At Berkeley Rep, the world premiere musical “Monsoon Wedding,” based on director Mira Nair’s 2001 film. (back row, l to r) Ali Momen (Congress), Sorab Wadia (CL Chawla), Monsoon Bissell (Shashi Chawla), Rohan Gupta (Varun Verma), Palomi Ghosh (Vijaya), and Andrew Prashad (Mohan Rai); (front row, l to r) Mahira Kakkar (Pimmi Verma), Kuhoo Verma (Aditi Verma), Michael Maliakel (Hemant Rai), Krystal Kiran (Saroj Rai), and Meetu Chilana (Grandmother).
|At Berkeley Rep, Namit Das (PK Dubey) in the world premiere musical “Monsoon Wedding,” based on director Mira Nair’s 2001 film.|
All photographs courtesy of Kevin Berne/Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Through July 9. “Monsoon Wedding,” Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison St., Berkeley.(510) 647-2949, www.www.berkeleyrep.org
Tickets: $40-$125. Discounted tickets available for those younger than age 30.