“It’s like every wedding you have ever been to and it’s like
no wedding you have ever been to…”
October 26, 2010 — Bollywood Wedding’s initial foray into live theater had met great success at the Nuyorican Poet’s Café located on New York’s Lower East Side this past summer. Bollywood Wedding is now on stage for a revitalized show on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at The Gates in Chelsea. The improvisational ensemble piece features a cast of a dozen, in a satire of lavish Bollywood musicals, family squabbles and wedding celebrations.
Two very different immigrant families clash as an upper-class Indian-American woman falls for a middle-class Indian-American man, and everyone discovers something they didn’t know about their friends and family. Cultural clichés collide (with tension and outrageous humor) as the newlyweds try to bring their families together.
The talented ensemble actually varies in each show’s performance, depending on the mood of the audience and the ideas that develop. The audience is encouraged to participate, and you’ll never know what to expect—which is the most important quality of live theater.
Directed and written by actor Zeshan Bhatti, the basic plot is drawn from his own family experiences. As the show at The Gates sets to hit the stage, Zeshan Bhatti encourages members of the media to attend this performance. Get your invitation to the wedding today.
What: Bollywood Wedding
Where: The Gates, 290 8th Avenue (btwn 24th & 25th Street), New York, NY 10001
When: Thursday, November 4th at 7:30pm
Additional Info: There will be a Q&A and after-show social with the cast following the show.
About Zeshan Bhatti
Raised by an accomplished fictional storyteller, Zeshan’s childhood was filled with inspiration, motivation, and a love for the arts. His home was an encouraging environment that nourished his soul and fed his talent. The stage became his second home, a place where his most creative ideas and endless emotions flowed freely. With age, this passionate upbringing drew him to the home of theatre, New York City. It’s here that his pursuit of happiness has become his reality.
Reviews of Prior shows:
Want to Crash a Wedding?
By Sanjay Seshadri, August 12, 2010
Mayhem & Masti @ Bollywood Wedding
Posted by Vicki on Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Alycia Schenkman, Executive Producer
Sheraz Bhatti, Producer/Marketing Director