6th and 7th October 2002

Tanuja Desai Hidier will be in Washington DC for the
DC Launch of her first novel: Born Confused published by (Scholastic Press) 
She will be signing books at all the events. 

To ensure that you  have your copy you can pre-order by calling 301-564-1882 or sending an email to:   Price: $16.95 

For details click here

3rd -18th July 2002
Astad Deboo

Astad Deboo will perform in Washington DC with The Action Players: A deaf theater company of Kolkatta India. A  group of eleven young deaf dancers.

The events run from the 12th July to the 18th July 2002.
If you would like to be a sponsor or contribute towards this event to support this group and their art please email 
or call  301-564-1882 

For details of the performance at the World Bank on 16th July 2002 
Click here.





The Indian Wants 
The Bronx

A play by 
Israel Horovitz

March 13th to  March 17th
Directed by Jennifer Ambrosino
Produced by Melissa Wesley
Artistic Director Robert Straley 

Play Stars
Robert Straley as Murphy
 Rajesh Vidyasagar  as Gupta 
Dan Brick as Joey

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 PM. 
with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3:00 p.m

1556 Wisconsin Ave 
(in Georgetown) NW, 
Washington DC 20007 202-265-2180

There is no crime greater, more worthy of punishment, than being strange and frightened among the strange and frightened.

The Volta Theatre presents  
The Indian Wants The Bronx

the Obie Award Winning play written by Israel Horovitz. It tells the story of Gupta, an East Indian who gets lost on his first day in the Bronx and the two teenage punks who encounter and terrorize him, further underscored by the tragic events of September 11th. 

"The attacks of September 11th filled my heart with an undying scream. I quickly became aware that as we read about attacks on Arab-Americans, Southeast Asians and on other non-whites since the terrorist attacks and as we defend our nation against terrorists, it is crucial to remind ourselves that hatred and ignorance does not always come from beyond our borders," says Artistic Director, 
Robert Straley. 


The Indian Wants The Bronx was first presented at the Astor Place Theatre in 1968 with Al Pacino and John Cazale. The play won 3 Obies for Best Play (Horovitz), Best Actor (Pacino) and Best Supporting Actor (Cazale).

The Indian Wants The Bronx will run for 7 shows only at The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts located in Georgetown. The address is 1556 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007. The entrance is on Volta. It begins on March 13th and ends on March 17th. Showtimes are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 PM. with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of $15.

The play stars Robert Straley as Murphy, last seen in the feature film North of Dupont and in The Shakespeare Theatre's The Oedipus Plays; Rajesh Vidyasagar of Indian Ink as Gupta and Dan Brick as Joey. Dan has appeared in Killer Joe with Cherry Red Productions, Macbeth at The Washington Shakespeare Theatre and in A Clockwork Orange at Studio Secondstage. 

The play is produced by Melissa Wesley.

The play is directed by Jennifer Ambrosino a local DC director since 1994. Jennifer last directed four short plays for the Purchased Experiences Don't Count production of Duranged. For Cherry Red Productions, Jennifer served as a consulting director for Angel Shit and directed The Most Foul Tragedy of Nico and Narcotic and Temptation Island for Day-Old Plays. Jennifer also served as Artistic Director for the Theatre Conspiracy and received an award for Excellence in Directing for The Trial of Susan B. Anthony at the 1998 Source Summer Theatre Festival and served as assistant director for Source Theatre's American Buffalo and the Actors Theatre of Washington's production of Sticks and Bones. 

Reservations can be made at The Volta Theatre's website: or by calling 202-265-2180.

Contacts: Robert Straley, Artistic Director, 202-265-2180 or 

For members of the Press and freelance writers:
Please email:
to schedule interviews.
Tel: 202-265-2180 

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