Beneath the Banyan Tree


November 3rd-22nd, 2009
in The Loop Theatre, Artscape Wychwood Barns.

the Banyan Tree tells the story of Anjali, a young girl who has moved
to Canada from India. To cope with the challenges of trying to adjust
to life in a new country, she draws comfort from her memories of India
embodied by the spirit of the powerful banyan tree. Her rich
imagination filled with the colourful animal characters from the Indian
fables of the Panchatantra, whose teachings speak to the nature of
friendship, give Anjali the strength to be herself.

Garvia Baily from CBC Radio, Metro Morning called it, "A
gorgeous presentation of Indian dance and fable that's just so
sumptuous. It's really quite lovely, for adults, for kids, anyone...

Please confirm your reservation and attendance by Friday, October 30 by calling x224 or email . We look forward to seeing you!

November 3 - 22, 2009
Saturday: 2:00 & 4:00pm / Sunday: 2:00pm
Ages 6+ and families
Public tickets: $10 / Discounts for Members

Written by Emil Sher with choreography by Lata Pada
Directed by Lynda Hill 
Associate Choreography, Nova Bhattacharyra
Associate Artist, Sharada Eswar
Costume and Set Design by Cheryl Lalonde
Lighting Design by Michael Kruse
Music by Edgardo Mareno
Design Coordination for this production by Morag Webster

Performed by Zain Kassam, Tom Keenan, Sarena Parmar and Tanya Pillay
Stage Management by Sarah Cutfield

performances will take place in Theatre Direct's new theatre and arts
education space at Artscape Wychwood Barns, located just west of
Bathurst and .

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