Terrorism, religion, culture in Chilliwack-written play

All-women play, A Full House written by Chilliwack's Rajneesh Dhawan, takes the Cultural Centre stage Nov. 25/26.

A Full House

Savittar Productions presents A Full House Nov. 25 and 26 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.

The play is about four women — they are victims of terrorism, they are potential terrorists, and they find themselves sharing an apartment in multicultural Vancouver. This is the story of their coming to terms with their sense of loss, grief, and desire for revenge.

A Full House is an all-women play that attempts to challenge the process of religious and cultural stereotyping associated with the phenomenon of terrorism. The play projects the global face of terrorism as a counter-narrative to the creation of terms like Islamophobia and the practice of racial profiling. It highlights the theme of inter-cultural dialogue and its importance in overcoming racial/cultural prejudices.

The play is written by Chilliwack’s Rajneesh Dhawan who is an associate professor at UFV’s department of English. It is his third Canadian play.

The piece is directed by John Carroll.

A Full House runs Nov. 25 and 26 in the Rotary Hall Studio Theatre at the Cultural Centre. Tickets $15/student and $20/general and available at the Centre Box Office, chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or 604-391-7469.


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