TAKE D MILK, NAH?
Jiv is “Canadian.” And “Indian.” And “Hindu.” And “West Indian.” “Trinidadian,” too. Or maybe he’s just colonized. He’s not the “white boy” he was teased as within his immigrant household. Especially since his Nova Scotian neighbours seemed to think he was Black. Except for the Black people—they were pretty sure he wasn’t. He’s not an Arab, and allegedly not a Muslim—at least that’s what he started claiming after 9/11. Whatever he is, the public education system was able to offer him the chance to learn about his culture from a coffee table book on “Eastern Mythology.” And then he had a religious epiphany while delivering a calf in Trinidad. By now, Jiv’s collected a lot of observations about trying to find your place in your world.
In this funny, fresh, and skeptical take on the identity play, Jivesh Parasram blends personal storytelling and ritual to offer the Hin-dos and Hin-don’ts within the intersections of all of his highly hyphenated cultures. This story asks the gut-punching questions: What divides us? Who is served by the constructs of cultural identity? And what are we willing to accept in the desire to belong? The show is a refreshingly candid and delightfully funny look at race, religion, and nationalism(s). Oh, and there’s a cow.
“Engaging. Powerful. Hilarious. Incisive... Parasram is a gifted and endlessly watchable performer.”
- NOW Magazine
We believe that theatre is for everyone, and try to offer affordable options to make sure there are no financial barriers in the way of anyone coming out to see a show.
If you are able to afford the full price, we encourage you to do so. If price is still a barrier, please reach out to Kat@EasternFrontTheatre.com
Volunteers see the show for free!
Running Time: 90 Minutes
Audience Warning: Use of Haze and Incense
MASKS ENCOURAGED AND APPRECIATED
Accessible Ticket Pricing: This show is a pay what you can afford. If cost is a barrier for you please email Kat@EasternFrontTheatre.com to arrange.
Bathrooms: All gender bathrooms, one bathroom with stalls one bathroom with stalls and urinals.
The bathrooms are equipped with various hygiene products.
Physical Accessibility: The space is wheelchair accessible, there is an elevator leading up to the theatre. The front row of the theatre is for accessible seating.
Theatre Accessibility: The theatre seats excluding the front row are stadium sets with steps to each row. The seats are fold down seats with arms on either side. The stairs leading up to the seats are each 7 inches in heights and 17 inches in depth. There is no handrail on the stairs. The seats in the theatre are 16.5 inches in depth and 20 inches in width from the inside of each armrest. Armless chairs available in the front row 16 inches in depth and 15.5 inches in width.
Transit Accessibility: The public transit that arrives outside the Alderney Landing Theatre is the Halifax-Alderney Theatre, Bus # 5, 6+, 53, 54, 55, 62, 158, 159, 161, 165.
If you have any questions about the accessibility measures in place for the show, please email Sara SGrahamAccessibility@gmail.com.