Join us for Same Same But Different. Infused with the rhythm and passion of Bollywood music and dance, Same Same But Different brings Bollywood cinema to the stage. This show is co-produced by Theatre Passe Muraille and Alberta Theatre Projects.
Our group will save on the price of tickets by attending a pay-what-you-can (PWYC) performance which you can pay whatever you can afford. If you don't want to line up, you can still save more than 35 per cent off the regular price adult ticket if you buy an advance matinee ticket.
Same Same But Different is comprised of two intersecting stories that take you behind the scenes of Indian cinema. In the first story, Canadian-born Bollywood starlet Aisha confronts her own prejudices about nationality, skin colour and family – and realises that her dreams of stardom won’t come without sacrifice. The second explores the story of Aisha’s mother, Kabira, and her own life-changing encounter with the world of Bollywood. More information.
Written by Anita Majumdar
Performed by Anita Majumdar and Nicco Lorenzo Garcia
A Theatre Passe Muraille and Alberta Theatre Projects Co-Production
In association with Nightswimming
Directed by Brian Quirt
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: Anita Majumdar is an award-winning actress, playwright, and dancer raised in Port Moody, British Columbia. While performing in Toronto, she caught the eye of Deepa Mehta (award-winning director of the Academy Award nominated film “Water”) whereupon she was cast as Emerald in the film adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s novel “Midnight’s Children”. Although, Anita is widely recognized for her award-winning performances in films, her first love is theatre. She is a well-known Canadian theatre artist who has performed everywhere from Canada’s Stratford Festival to India’s Museum Theatre. As an acting graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, Anita also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Theatre and South Asian Languages from the University of British Columbia. Dancing for over 15 years, she initially began her classical Indian dance training in Kathak. In 2007, Anita was one of 50 artists invited to celebrate the Canada Council for the Arts' 50th Anniversary with Governor General, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean and was featured in Anokhi Magazine’s 2010 “Sexy & Successful List”. More Information.
WHEN: Saturday, February 22, 2014
TIME: Show starts at 2:00 p.m. Box office opens at 12 noon. Doors to the sitting area open at 1:30 p.m. Meet Amy at 12:00 noon.
WHERE: Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 2P3 (just north of Queen Street West, east of Bathurst Street)
LENGTH OF SHOW: 2 hours and 40 minutes with intermission
PWYC TICKETS: Pay what you can (PWYC, on average, members usually pay $10).
ADVANCE MATINEE TICKETS: $20 + HST
REGULAR EVENING TICKETS: $32.50 adult, $27.50 senior, $20 under 30 (+ HST)
MEETUP FEE: No meetup fee for this event
HOW TO BOOK
PWYC TICKETS: RSVP on this event page and buy your ticket on the day of the performance.
ADVANCE TICKETS: Call the box office at[masked], press “1”, press “0” or book online. To avoid the $2.50 per ticket service fee, purchase ticket in person at the box office.
Members are responsible for purchasing their own tickets directly from the theatre.
SEATING ARRANGEMENTS: Seating is unreserved so members will enter the theatre and sit together as a group.
Meet Amy at 12 noon in the lineup outside the theatre. PWYC tickets will go on sale at 12 noon when the box office opens. Amy is short and will be wearing a red Beijing 2008 Olympics cap.
LUNCH BEFORE SHOW: As soon as we've purchased our PWYC tickets, we'll head to the nearby Tim Hortons for a quick lunch. We will have to return to the theatre by 1:10 p.m. to line up for a good seat in the Mainspace, which will open at 1:30 p.m.