For years Zaya has balanced his relationships with his religion and his queer identity. But as secrets from the past reveal themselves, and crisis strikes his family, he is torn between loyalties, culture, and time. Written by Bilal Baig, and directed by Brendan Healy, Acha Bacha boldly explores the intersections between queerness, gender identity and Islamic culture in the Pakistani diaspora. It is a show about the way we love, the way we are loved, and how sometimes love is not enough.
Co-Produced by Theatre Passe Muraille and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.
Written by: Bilal Baig
Directed by: Brendan Healy
Acha Bacha is being produced in partnership with Buddies in Bad Times as part of a new initiative between our two companies to share resources and introduce our audiences to the work being done on other stages in Toronto. This show is paired with Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools, a new play by Evalyn Parry and Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory mapping the connections between the Canadian North and South, which will premiere on Buddies stage in October 2017.
Co-produced with Buddies in Bad Times
Egg Rolls with Andy pre-show chat: Wednesday February 7, 2018 at 6:45pm (show time 7:30pm)
Relaxed Performance: Saturday February 10, 2018 at 2pm
Post show Q&A: Sunday February 11, 2018 following the 2pm performance
Audio Described Performance: Saturday February 17, 2018 at 2pm