The Men in White at Factory Mainspace
|October 8, 2018||Filled under Events||
Where: Factory Mainspace, 125 Bathurst Street at Adelaide
When: October 13 – November 4, 2018
Cost: Ticket prices start at just $20 for previews and range from $40-$50 for regular performances and Student and Senior prices also available. Play Pass prices range from $84 for a 3-Play Mid-Week Pass to $180 for a 6-Play Anytime Pass. Can be purchased at www.factorytheatre.ca/2018-19-season.
Details: Factory presents its 49th Season “Canada at Your Doorstep,” six provocative works in the Mainspace that challenge and interrogate popular narratives of Canadian identity. The 2018-2019 season begins with the return of Dora Award-winning playwright Anosh Irani (Bombay Black) to Factory, and the Toronto premiere of his latest play, The Men in White, directed by Philip Akin.
Abdul’s Vancouver cricket team wants to end its losing streak by recruiting his younger brother Hasan, a talented “all-rounder” from India. One problem is that he is a professional chicken cutter from the wrong side of town – a fact not lost on some of his teammates, let alone the immigration authorities. Bringing Hasan to Canada will take more than just a plane ticket, and not all of the team agree it is worth the cost.
Alternating between the Dongri neighbourhood of Mumbai, and a Vancouver locker room, this touching and funny story follows a charming band of feisty misfits as they discover that home can be found in a sport, and unite family across nations. The Men in White is a heartwarming tale of love, life, and how to hit a googly!