HOWARD J. DAVIS
APPRENTICE STAGE MANAGER
Beauty. Power. Revenge.
What satisfaction can a blind man take from visiting an exotic dancer? Anoshi Irani’s multiple Dora Mavor Moore Award-winning and Governor General’s Award-nominated play explores the harsh world of exotic dancing in Mumbai. A knock at the door of Apartment 4-A brings the complex and brutal past that intertwines three characters to light. At turns hilarious and mysterious, Peter Hinton helms this contemporary Canadian classic with a seriously gritty twist.
Audience advisory: production contains use of theatrical haze
About the Playwright
Anosh Irani was born and brought up in Bombay, and moved to Vancouver in 1998. He is the author of the novels The Cripple and His Talismans and The Song of Kahunsha, which was a finalist for CBC Radio's Canada Reads and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, was published in thirteen countries, and was a bestseller in Canada, China, and Italy. His play Bombay Black won 4 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, including for Outstanding New Play. Irani was nominated for the Governor General's Award for Drama for his anthology The Bombay Plays: The Matka King & Bombay Black. His novel, Dahanu Road, was long listed for the 2010 Man Asian Literary Prize. His non-fiction has appeared in the Globe and Mail and the New York Times. He has written a feature length film for director Irena Salina (Flow) and producer Leslie Holleran (Chocolat, The Cider House Rules).
About the Director
Peter Hinton is one of Canada’s most respected directors, dramaturges and playwrights. He was been directing classical and contemporary plays for the past 30 years, and thrilled to be making his Factory debut with Bombay Black. Recent credits include: Funny Girl, Segal Centre (Montreal), Pygmalion, Shaw Festival, The Rez Sisters, Belfry Theatre (Victoria), Cabaret, Shaw Festival, The Seagull, Segal Centre, A Tender Thing, Belfry, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Shaw Festival. From 2005-2012, Peter was Artistic Director of English Theatre at Canada’s National Arts Centre, productions include King Lear, The Comedy Of Errors, The Way Of The World, Buried Child, The Wrong Son, Copper Thunderbird and The Changeling. Peter was an associate artist at The Stratford Festival – directing Taming Of The Shrew, Shakespeare’s Universe, The Odyssey, Fanny Kemble, The Duchess Of Malfi, Into The Woods, and all three parts of his own verse trilogy: The Swanne. He has also been Dramaturg in Residence at Playwrights Workshop Montreal, and Associate Artistic Director at the Canadian Stage Company. Upcoming projects include Alice In Wonderland, Shaw 2016, and Louis Riel for the Canadian Opera Company in 2017. In 2009, Peter was made an Officer of The Order of Canada.