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March 9, 2021 | Theatre, What Did You Think?,

Let’s Talk About A Brimful of Asha!

A Brimful of Asha is now available for on demand streaming through Monday, MAR 22! This hilarious and heartwarming tale of love, family, and generational leaps is truly a delight. From Why Not Theatre based in Toronto, we’re grateful to have a digital presentation of their work. However, we want to know what you thought! Below are some questions to prompt discussion, or feel free to leave a comment of whatever comes across your find.

  • What was the most surprising part of the performance?
  • Did the conversations between Ravi and Asha resonate with you and your experiences?
  • How did A Brimful of Asha make you feel after the show ended?

Feel free to leave a comment on this blog post, or reach out on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram; use hashtag #ABrimfulofAsha and tag @ArtsEmerson too! Be sure to check back here for more reviews from press and other audience members.


“Asha’s artlessness actually works to the production’s advantage. She never seems to be reciting lines, merely expressing her true self, and that self is CONSISTENTLY ENDEARING.”- The Boston Globe

A BEGUILING BLEND. Pioneering in its intimacy and yet unapologetically heartwarming. – The New York Times

“A BARRELFUL OF GOOD CHEER. Makes the audience — including me — laugh aloud throughout the story.”– WBUR

I’m not sure I’ve laughed so much during the pandemic. GBH


HILARIOUS” – @purekathryn


“I’m from Madrid and felt kinship, as if with family, Thank you for bringing love as a process forward.”


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3 responses to “Let’s Talk About A Brimful of Asha!”

  1. Kathleen Lehmann says:

    A Brimful of Asha! was a truly amazing show! Thank you for bringing this love-filled and humorous entertainment to us during these trying times.

  2. Yana St-Denis says:

    In most cultures, the kitchen functions as “headquarters”, be it for meetings, debates or shows of affection. Once invited in (samosas and all!), we are no longer intruders, and our ignorance of Indian traditions isn’t an issue. The warm yet feisty Asha being a non-professional makes her a “natural authority” about inner Indian family workings; and much comedy comes from her unapologetic, reeling us to her side, to Ravi’s surprise! We almost forget that the central subject is a fictional event, and both parties are very generous with intimate thoughts and desires. Well done!

  3. Family offers the intimacy while holding the bonds of connection through disagreement. Thanks for this powerful offering!

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