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Rasaka Theatre
Based in Chicago, the Midwest's premiere South Asian American Theatre Company. Illuminating the South Asian Global Experience.
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Rasaka Theatre Dec 28
Our thanks to Windy City Times for selecting MERCHANT ON VENICE as one of their best shows in Chicago Theatre for 2018. Thanks to all of you who came out to support us this past year and Happy Holidays from all of us at Rasaka!
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Rasaka Theatre Sep 18
Rasaka is happy to promote productions in town that align with our mission to promote South Asian Artists. We encourage you then to see VIETGONE at Writers Theatre, directed by former Rasaka Artistic Director and...
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Rasaka Theatre Aug 30
We want to congratulate playwright Rajiv Joseph on becoming the very first South Asian American to join Chicago's legendary Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Rasaka was...
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Rasaka Theatre 20 Jun 18
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Rasaka Theatre 4 Jun 18
There are still a few tickets left for tonight's 7pm free staged reading of LIONS & TIGERS by Tanika Gupta which will be performed with our friends at TimeLine Theatre Company and feature many previous Rasaka...
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Rasaka Theatre 29 May 18
Join our friends at TimeLine Theatre Company for their upcoming staged reading of Tanika Gupta's LIONS & TIGERS, which will feature several artists from our recent production of Merchant On Venice. The reading is...
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Rasaka Theatre 22 May 18
Please join us this Thurs May 24th at 7pm as we partner with The International Voices Project for a free staged reading of Anand Rao's A MUSLIM IN THE MIDST, directed by Emily Antoff. Click below for...
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Rasaka Theatre 9 May 18
Please join us on Thurs May 24th at 7pm as we partner with The International Voices Project for a free staged reading of Anand Rao's A MUSLIM IN THE MIDST, directed by Emily Antoff. Click below for...
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Rasaka Theatre 15 Apr 18
Today is the final performance of MERCHANT ON VENICE at 2:30pm. We want to wish our cast and team a very happy closing! There are still seats available for this last performance. Call 773-404-7336 for tickets or visit
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Rasaka Theatre 14 Apr 18
3 more chances to see MERCHANT ON VENICE!!! We close tomorrow! Few seats still available for all shows. 773-404-7336 or at
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Rasaka Theatre 11 Apr 18
"RECOMMENDED to theater lovers of all walks of life: Shakespeare dorks, anyone interested in South Asian Culture, Bollywood, or socio-political issues." - PICTURE THIS POST
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Rasaka Theatre 9 Apr 18
Only 5 chances left to see Shishir Kurup’s MERCHANT ON VENICE!Critics call it “one of the best.” For tickets, call 773-404-7336 or visit
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Rasaka Theatre 2 Apr 18
Only 10 performances remain for Shishir Kurup's MERCHANT ON VENICE. Don't miss your chance to see what critics are calling "one of the best" and a show that is "moving, funny and exciting." Jeff Recommended. Must close April 15th! Get your tickets...
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Rasaka Theatre 29 Mar 18
"Shishir Kurup's 'MERCHANT ON VENICE' is so much fun because it honors the original while also becoming something much deeper and fuller, commenting on subjects such as immigration, multiculturalism and...
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Rasaka Theatre 29 Mar 18
Here are a few more great production pics from MERCHANT ON VENICE. Jeff Recommended. "If you’re a Shakespeare fan, get yourself to the Greenhouse for this production, as soon as possible."- Theatre by the Numbers....
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Rasaka Theatre 28 Mar 18
For our industry friends, we are offering $15 industry nights for MERCHANT ON VENICE tomorrow, Thursday March 29th and Friday March 30th at 7:30pm. Don’t miss out on this great offer! For more info, call 773-404-7336. Performances at The Greenhouse Theater. 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
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Rasaka Theatre 28 Mar 18
"Highly Recommended - Wait! Didn't Shakespeare write a play very similar to this in 1596? Of course he did—but where that prototype described tensions between Christians and Jews, Shishir...
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Rasaka Theatre 28 Mar 18
"Highly Recommended - Shishir Kurup's reworking of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, written in blank verse the Bard could be proud of, focuses on Sharuk, a Muslim moneylender in contemporary LA’s...
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Rasaka Theatre 26 Mar 18
Shishir Kurup discusses why he wrote MERCHANT ON VENICE - a South Asian adaptation of Shakespeare's classic play. Check out this great interview and come see the play which runs now through April 15th. Tickets...
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