AUNT JACK by S.P. Monahan
After a crushing breakup with his long-term boyfriend, Norman moves across the country to get away from his former life, much to the dismay of his fathers, George and Jack. When some troubling news brings Norman back home, he returns with his new partner, Andy, to make amends. But the long-anticipated reunion is challenged when differences in politics, sexual identity, and love threaten the bonds Norman has come to rebuild.
“Monahan displays a deft touch as a writer…At times I was reminded of comic situations in Rossini operas in which there are so many funny variables at work that the whole musical structure feels like it might fall apart if not for the skill of the composer—like a juggler keeping many balls in the air.” —Charged.fm. “AUNT JACK has some seriously funny lines and some surprisingly touching moments, both of which sneak up on you. The tragicomedy…is a wickedly witty swipe at sexual identity and gender politics. Or maybe it’s gender identity and sexual politics.” —Sun-Sentinel. “This is a very funny play. There are laugh out loud lines as personalities, world views and motivations clash.” —TheFrontRowCenter.com.
Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances, with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings, and an attached restaurant- 'The Fat Chef'. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.
The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry.
The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.
Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.