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Merchant on Venice

When: Friday, November 14th – Saturday, November 22nd

Event Time: Nov. 14 & 21 – 8 PM; Nov. 15 & 22 – 4PM, 8PM; Nov. 16 – 2 PM, 6PM

Where: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041


Shakespeare brings Bollywood to Venice Blvd.
Meet the Indian diaspora of Venice Blvd., California in this wickedly funny, wildly inventive and politically provocative re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic. In iambic pentameter, vividly colored by Indian, American and Latino pop references, Kurup transposes the original with Bollywood musical numbers, L.A. Punk, Hindu-Muslim tensions, and a distinctly American landscape.

Vandana Kumar is a publishing executive with a 35-year track record in the industry. She leads the India Currents Foundation as President and CEO. As a new immigrant, she co-founded India Currents magazine...