Entertainer, ok, but unmarried at 27?!!

By Our Reporter

Catch the hilarious and autobiographical A Brimful of Asha this October, starring real life mom and son Asha and Ravi Jain 

Canadian actor, writer and director Ravi Jain stars alongside his mother Asha Jain in his hilarious autobiographical story of a son whose Indian-born parents want only the best for their kin.

When Ravi’s parents discovered he wanted to be an entertainer, they rolled with the punches. But unmarried at 27? This will not stand. Derailing work, arranging prospective brides and exposing their son to unending bouts of humiliation are all just part of their job description. In this ring it’s son versus mum. We don’t like Ravi’s odds.

This is the kind of battle only a deep love and affection can afford, and Ravi’s mother Asha is a force of nature that will not be denied.

A Brimful of Asha is stuffed full of humour and insight as Ravi and Asha take to the stage—aided by copious tea and samosas—to spar over the supposed failure that is Ravi’s life, delivering their respective takes on marriage and freedom, tradition and modernity.

Based in Toronto, Why Not Theatre has toured A Brimful of Asha across Canada, the US, and the UK, before making its Australian premiere at the Melbourne International Arts Festival this October.

A Brimful of Asha is a Why Not Theatre & Richard Jordan Productions event.

Catch the show at
  • The Coopers Malthouse, Beckett Theatre
  • 9-13 October
  • Wed – Sat 7pm, Sat also 1pm, Sun 5pm
  • 1 hour 30 minutes, no interval
  • Tickets from $59
  • www.festival.melbourne
  • Arts Centre Melbourne 1300 182 183
  • #melbfest


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