The 2018-2019 Factory season begins with the return of Dora Award-winning playwright Anosh Irani (Bombay Black) to Factory, and the Toronto premiere of his latest play, THE MEN IN WHITE, directed by Philip Akin.
Abdul’s Vancouver cricket team wants to end its losing streak by recruiting his younger brother Hasan, a talented “all-rounder” from India. One problem is that he is a professional chicken cutter from the wrong side of town – a fact not lost on some of his teammates, let alone the immigration authorities. Bringing Hasan to Canada will take more than just a plane ticket, and not all of the team agree it is worth the cost.
Alternating between the Dongri neighbourhood of Mumbai, and a Vancouver locker room, this touching and funny story follows a charming band of feisty misfits as they discover that home can be found in a sport, and unite family across nations.
THE MEN IN WHITE
Written by Anosh Irani
Directed by Philip Akin
Starring John Chou, Cyrus Faird, Chanakya Mukherjee,
Gugun Deep Singh, Sugith Varughese, Tahirih Vejdani, Farid Yazdani
Set and Lighting Design by Steve Lucas
Costume Design by Lindsay Dagger Junkin
Sound Design by Waleed Abdulhamid
Factory Mainspace, 125 Bathurst Street at Adelaide
October 13 – November 4, 2018
Opening Night: Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 8pm
Tuesday – Saturday @ 8pm and Sunday at 2pm