DIRTY CHAI, a hip hop Bollywood musical, is a colorful & crazy dramedy, full of heart! Winner of the Hollywood Fringe Abroad Award, a collaboration between Hollywood and Gothenburg Fringe Festivals, which will see it live streaming to Gothenburg Fringe & Performing to an in-person audience in Hollywood.
Chai’s parents have promised her to a nice Indian boy and the wedding is in ten days. With her back against the wall, not yet ready to give in to this assault on her freedoms, Chai leaves home but unexpectedly falls in love with a charming & mysterious stranger, making a powder keg out of an already complicated situation. Chai finds forbidden love with a fearless American girl, Ronnie, and is trapped between upholding her family’s traditions or following her heart, which goes against everything she’s been taught.
Chai is a messy concoction of two very different cultures, two conflicting identities, and two opposing desires, just like the dirty chai she orders each morning- a perfect brew of espresso and chai (tea).
Filled with excitement and sarcasm, DIRTY CHAI challenges the walls of formality, fear, and judgment that separate people. Every cause has an effect in this intricately interwoven dramedy about human lives, embracing family, and the chaos of falling in love.
Genre: Theatre, Musical
Length of show: 60 minutes
Age guidance: 13+
Price: 100 SEK
Written & Created by Ruchi Kishore
Directed by Adam Marcus
Produced by Falcon Sang
Music Courtesy of the Facebook Music Initiative (facebook.com/sound)
Music by Dhruv Goel & Falcon Sang
Co-produced by Karyn Barnett & Dipika Bisht
Starring Ruchi Kishore as "Chai"
Debra Sullivan as "Mrs. Rani Gopi"
Asit Vyas as "Dr. Hardik Gopi"
Raquel Alexandra Woodruff as "Ronnie"
Roshan Mathews as "Sameer Singh"
Lynda Scarlino as "Grandma"
Falcon Sang as "Barista Joe"
CJ Feldbau as "Wedding Guest"
Sadie Noelle as Dancer/ "Niece"
Cayla Brooke Ammano as Dancer
Jennifer Dees as "Interviewer #1"
Tina Vonn "Interviewer #2"
Lights, Karma, Action! Productions Presents
In Association with Skeleton Crew
Sponsored by Café Cafe Mobile Coffee
Media Sponsor Rukus Avenue
Promotional Partner Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles
Technical Operator Shawna Voragen
Photography by Tina Vonn
Dirty Chai is part of Gothenburg Fringe 2021 Digital Days, a series of digital shows taking place on 4-7 September, ahead of the physical performance art festival taking place on 8-13 September. Tickets for the Digital Days and the rest of the festival with over 100 shows available are right here on billetto.