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  A Widow Of No Importance at David Henry Hwang Theater

A Widow Of No Importance

David Henry Hwang Theater
120 Judge John Aiso St. Los Angeles

A Widow Of No Importance is about Deepa, who has been a widow for two years. Her only desire now is to see her daughter married so that she can die in peace. But when her recently divorced neighbor, also her sonís best friend, professes his love for her, her inner-cougar emerges to break tradition and start living again. A smart and sexy comedy about creating new paths and reaching for the stars.

Presented by East West Players

Thru - Oct 9, 2011

Wednesdays: 8:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm

Price: $20-$35

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 213-625-7000

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  A Widow Of No Importance Reviews
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Los Angeles Times - Recommended

"...Sure, itís a sitcom setup. But what sells this familiar material is the verve with which itís delivered. Director Shaheen Vaaz isnít afraid to go big with the comedy, a strategy that works because of her disciplined cast."
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Charlotte Stoudt

Variety - Not Recommended

"...The Indian subcontinentís humor and rhythms are so underrepresented on U.S. stages that even this threadbare plot and cavalcade of vulgar stage business may be welcomed. But the culture, these characters and the audience all deserve better."
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Bob Verini

LA Weekly - Recommended

"...Director Shaeen Vaaz neatly inserts some slapstick moments and Bollywood flavor and keeps Sakhraniís marvelous two-act play skipping along."
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Pauline Adamek

Backstage - Highly Recommended

"... A delightful script by Shane Sakhrani, a talented cast, and skillful direction by Shaheen Vaaz add up to a hilarious and entertaining evening in this comedy about an Indian widow's struggle to marry off her daughter. Deepa Kirpalani (Lina Patel) is a grieving widow who, following traditional custom, dresses all in white and refuses to leave her condo, spending most of her time praying. Her most fervent prayer is that her daughter Tara (Puja Mohindra) will get married and stop wasting her time partying and pursuing her dream of studying in the United States."
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Hoyt Hilsman

Stage and Cinema - Not Recommended

"...A Widow of No Importance, directed by Shaheen Vaaz, is a potentially fascinating glimpse into modern Indian and Hindu culture where old world customs often war with modern Westernized ideas; but unfortunately, this production feels like an American sitcom that just happens to take place in Mumbai."
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Kat Michels

Stage Scene LA - Recommended

"...Youíll not only leave the theater fully entertained, but a good deal more informed about South Asian traditions. Though a play about South Asians in the U.S.A. might be more ideally up East West Playersí alley than one about life in The Old Country, A Widow Of No Importance opens Season 46 on an auspiciousóand hilariousónote indeed."
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Steven Stanley

Socal - Recommended

"...The emotional performances and chemistry between actors Lina Patel and Sunil Mahotra is enough to fire up a dozen Tandoori ovens."
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Suzy Yaako

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