2018-2019 Season

Luna Stage Production History. Celebrating 26 Seasons!

March 11, 2019

Shruti Gupta Can Totally Deal

by J.Stephen Brantley

Directed by Ari Laura Kreith

Shruti Gupta is a Dreamer (i.e. a DACA recipient) in her senior year of medical school at CUNY. She lives very efficiently in the apartment above her uncle's jewelry store on 74th Street in Jackson Heights, and leaves the drama to her brother Raj, the soon-to-be-married prince of the family. But when Irish actor Liam plays a character in Shruti's medical communication exam, a cross-cultural romance threatens to upend all her practical plans. As their unlikely relationship blossoms in the late summer of 2017, they navigate cultural traditions, DACA tweets and ICE raids, newly unfettered racism, and what it means to be American.