As a South Asian actor and a writer, I am always excited to see plays about South Asians, and when it is a play that won the 2018 Horton Foote Prize for Promising New American Play, the anticipation is even greater. India Pale Ale, as the title suggests, revolves around an Indian family that believes that their ancestor was a pirate who sailed on the ship that transported IPA between the UK... Read more
India Pale Ale
India Pale Ale has now closed.
Manhattan Theatre Club kicked off its 2018-2019 Off-Broadway season at New York City Center - Stage I with the world premiere of India Pale Ale, written by Jaclyn Backhaus and directed by Lucille Lortel Award nominee Will Davis.
(Photos by Joan Marcus)
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In a small Wisconsin town, a tight-knit Punjabi community gathers to celebrate the wedding of a traditional family’s only son, just as their strong-willed daughter announces her plans to move away and open a bar. As they come together for feasts filled with singing and dancing, one generation’s cherished customs clash with another’s modern-day aspirations, and ghosts and pirates from the family's past linger in everyone's thoughts - until one sudden event changes everything.