Shruti Gupta Can Totally Deal

Shruti Gupta Can Totally Deal

By J.Stephen Brantley | Directed by Ari Laura Kreith

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Shruti 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 in Queens, and leaves the drama to her brother Raj, the soon-to-be-married prince of the family. Then an unexpected encounter with Irish actor-musician Liam threatens all of Shruti's practical plans. As their romance blossoms, they navigate cultural traditions, ICE raids, and newly unfettered racism. Shruti Gupta Can Totally Deal is a Bollywood-tinged romance that explores what it means to be American.


THU 11/7 | The Philosophy of Hannah Arendt, a post-show conversation with Dr. Judith Chelius Stark, Professor of Philosophy at Seton Hall University. Dr. Stark studied with Arendt at the New School.

FRI 11/8 | Voting Rights and Resistance, a post-show conversation with activist lawyer Maxim Thorne. Maxim is the Managing Director of the Andrew Goodman Foundation.

SAT 11/9 | Kristallnacht Anniversary, a post-show conversation with Rabbi Moshe Rudin of Congregation Adath Shalom commemorating the 81st anniversary of the tragic "Night of Broken Glass."

THU 11/14 | Beyond the World of the Play, a post-show conversation with Ilyse Muser Shainbrown, Director of Holocaust Education and Newark Initiatives, Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest.

SAT 11/16 | Jewish Women, Social Justice, and The Law, a post-show conversation with Justine Olderman, Executive Director of the Bronx Defenders.


SAT 10/19 | Opening Night performance, post-show reception with cast and creative team (limited number of premium tickets available)

SUN 10/20 | Behind the Scenes, a post-show conversation with Playwright Jenny Lyn Bader and Director Ari Laura Kreith

FRI 10/25 | Hannah Arendt and Totalitarianism, a post-show conversation with Roger Berkowitz, Founder and Academic Director of Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College

SUN 10/27 at 2pm | LunaLit Book Discussion, a pre-show event about Ken Krimstein’s exciting graphic novel, The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth—read the book and come discuss it with us!

THU 10/31 | A Jewish Response to Mrs. Stern, a post-show conversation with Rabbi Eliezer Rubin, who has served as an educational leader and rabbi for more than 25 years, and is currently the Head of School of Kushner Academy in Livingston.

FRI 11/1 | Interrogation and Incarceration Then and Now, a post-show conversation with Boris Franklin, who was incarcerated for 11 years at East Jersey State Prison, and is now a prison re-entry mentor, playwright, and visiting fellow at the Global Center for Advanced Studies.

SAT 11/2 | Meet the Artists, a post-show conversation with Luna's Artistic Director and the production's stage director Ari Laura Kreith along with other members of our cast and creative team.

SUN 11/3 |Jewish Women, Social Justice, and Law, a post-show conversation with Maya Grosz and Magda Schaler-Haynes. Maya is the Director of the Skills Curriculum at Seton Hall Law School. Magda holds joint appointments as Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health.



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