Friday, March 31, 2023

march, 2023

The Wrong Bashir

03mar7:30 pm9:30 pm7:30 pm - 9:30 pm The Wrong BashirEvent Type TheatreFirehall Arts Centre, 280 E Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 1L3, Canada Event Organized ByTouchstone Theatre

The Wrong Bashir

Event Details

The comedy follows Bashir Ladha – a philosophy major and burgeoning nihilist – who has been selected to assume a prestigious religious position. When Bashir’s parents accept on his behalf, and two council representatives arrive to meet their esteemed nominee, a hilarious mistaken-identity romp ensues that forces the family to question the future of their traditions and way of life.

“Bashir is a character that has a great deal of existential angst, and a philosophy that is different from his predecessors. I wanted to look at the different ways of perceiving life in the different generations, and also look at how the changing community intersected with that,” said playwright Zahida Rahemtulla. “When communities migrate it’s often not just language or culture that’s lost, but also a certain way of being, which can happen when any community that’s more communal changes. I was really interested in that question because I grew up seeing those contrasts.”