Experience Mumbai in Toronto!
SAWITRI.CA Theatre Group presents Case #99 for the first time in Toronto
Yogesh Soman’s award-winning play - Translated into English by Mississauga playwright Jasmine Sawant
To Celebrate South Asian Heritage Month, after a successful World Premiere this psychological thriller comes to Toronto!
A two-act play in English, Case #99 explores human ingenuity driven by greed; the actions and consequences of avarice. A young man dies - accident or homicide? Is his attractive widow hiding something? Investigating officer, Inspector Ramesh Sawant, is on his 99th case! He is known to get his man! How difficult can this case be? But things are never what they seem to be.
Set in Mumbai, India, this whodunit comes with an engaging twist. Case #99 features three young Toronto-based Canadian actors of Indian origin who evoke a Mumbai before the invasion of cellular phones, a hustling-bustling Mumbai that embraces long train commutes, its inevitable host of beggars and peddlars, its street foods that tempt with appetizing aromas and its grime and crime, and cops and criminals, all driven by a burning desire to make it big, walking that fine line between greed and ambition.
The original Marathi version premiered in 2000 in Mumbai, India, with 380 performances in Marathi and Hindi so far. Also produced in Marathi in the US.
The Creative Team:
Directed by Christina Collins; her fourth production with SAWITRI Theatre.
Dramaturge Prakash Date, a leading director of Marathi theatre in the GTA.
Joe Pagnan, the amazing new generation designer, has done the original production design.
Dusty Starr, an emerging electronic music duo provides music and sound design.
Shruti Shah, costume designer.
The production features talented new generation emerging professional actors Sid Sawant and Seth Mohan and Raina Desai.
SAWITRI Theatre Group – A 2016 Martys Nominee (Mississauga Arts Awards), is an incorporated not-for-profit organization under the artistic leadership of Jasmine Sawant and Shruti Shah, presenting original, challenging and exciting works. It strives to be a preeminent producer and presenter of South Asian Theatre Arts. It exists to educate, entertain and heal through theatre arts that are South Asian in character, origin or topic and foreground women as well as current issues of social or political importance.
Operationally, SAWITRI Theatre Group is supported by The Open Space, Nitin Sawant, and the unstinting support of family, friends and volunteers. Partly supported by the City of Mississauga through annual operating grant.
The original production was supported by a project grant from the Ontario Arts Council.
Nine shows at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto: MAY 5, 6 & 7 at 8 pm, MAY 8 at 2-30 pm & May 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14 at 8 pm!
More information available at www.sawitri.ca