The Toronto premiere of the hilarious and irreverent comedy.
Granny travels from Bombay to visit her beloved grandson Nico who is in hospital in Vancouver. Her 'cure alls' are attitudes, platitudes and a full flask of whiskey. Despite Nico's neurotic and hysterical protests, Granny helps him truly heal – ultimately proving that laughter is the best medicine.
On Friday, March 23, 7 p.m. (before the 8 p.m. show), Anosh Irani will also be at Factory Theatre to participate in a special discussion regarding the similarities and differences of writing plays versus novels. Anosh Irani was born and brought up in Bombay, India and moved to Vancouver in 1998. He is the author of the acclaimed novels The Cripple and His Talismans and The Song of Kahunsha, which was a finalist for CBC Radio's Canada Reads and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, was published in thirteen countries, and was a bestseller in Canada, China and Italy. His play Bombay Black was a Dora Award winner for Outstanding New Play. Irani was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Drama for his anthology The Bombay Plays: The Matka King & Bombay Black. His latest novel, Dahanu Road, was longlisted for the 2010 Man Asian Literary Prize. Irani first presented My Granny the Goldfish in Factory Theatre’s Cross Currents Festival in 2009, and has reworked the script for the Factory Theatre production.
My Granny the Goldfish plays Tuesday – Thursday, 8 p.m. ($30), Friday, 8 p.m. ($35), Saturday, 8 p.m. ($40), and Sunday, 2 p.m. (PWYC or $30 in advance). The preview on Sunday, March 18, is at 7 p.m. $20 preview performances are March 17 – 18 and 20 – 21. RUSH, student, senior, arts worker and group rates are available. My Granny the Goldfish is 115 minutes long, including a brief intermission. For general-seating tickets, call the box office at (416) 504-9971 or visit in person during box office hours at 125 Bathurst Street, Toronto, or go online 24/7 at www.factorytheatre.ca.