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“Monsoon Wedding” Celebrates India at Berkeley Rep

“Monsoon Wedding” Celebrates India at Berkeley Rep

Millennial Notes Mira Nair Whips Up a Wonderful Marriage of East and West by Suraj Ramrakhyani Director Mira Nair must have decided early into production that she wasn’t going for a soft, dramatic performance. “Monsoon Wedding” is wild from start to finish. The world premiere musical at Berkeley Rep is based on her 2001 film, with added music and dance numbers—an altogether new creation. Although I’m not a big fan of musicals, the vocal performances by PK Dubey (Namit Das)…

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“Sisters Matsumoto”: Superb Acting, Chilling Message, at Center REP, Walnut Creek”

“Sisters Matsumoto”: Superb Acting, Chilling Message, at Center REP, Walnut Creek”

Philip Kan Gotanda Recreates Post-Internment Japanese Family by Suraj Ramrakhyani Playwright Philip Kan Gotanda gives us the feel and taste of a Japanese-American family’s isolation, when they return from internment—broken and bare—to their abandoned home in Stockton, California. After the Matsumotos were taken away and locked up for two years in a U.S. internment camp, they come home to  learn that their lives have  changed—for the worse. The terrible aftermath of the illegal incarceration of U.S. citizens comes across powerfully…

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“Breeders” Pits Human vs. Hamster Love, at FaultLine, S.F.

“Breeders” Pits Human vs. Hamster Love, at FaultLine, S.F.

Millennial Notes Dan Giles Creates Comedy Couples Bursting with Babies by Suraj Ramrakhyani Playwright Dan Giles presents “Breeders,” still warm and throbbing, full of love, passion, queerness, and quarrels at the FaultLine Theater, in San Francisco’s PianoFight. The set is rainbow colored, cartoon-like, and astutely designed. The main stage mirrors a hamster cage that sits on the table in the living room. What seems like a piece of modern furniture turns out to be a fully functioning human-scale hamster wheel….

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Suraj Ramrakhyani

Suraj Ramrakhyani

Suraj is a 2nd year Triple major in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Economics & Theater at UC Berkeley. He has worked within a variety of different fields, including retail, entrepreneurship, entertainment, science, and most recently, finance. Within theater, Suraj is interested in performance theory and the performance of culture.