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Runs from Wednesday April 5 2023 to Saturday April 8 2023

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 15 minutes


Highland Arts Theatre
40 Bentinck Street
Sydney NS B1P 1G2

Event Notes

× Highland Arts Theatre Presents


Written and Performed by Jivesh Parasram

Dartmouth performer returns to the East Coast with his Governor General Award-nominated play!

Take d Milk, Nah? is a funny, fresh, and skeptical take on the identity play, where performer-playwright Jivesh Parasram blends personal storytelling and ritual to offer the Hin-dos and Hin-don’ts within the intersections of all of his highly hyphenated cultures. Jiv is “Canadian.” And “Indian.” And “Hindu.” And “West Indian.” “Trinidadian,” too. Or maybe he’s just colonized.

Parasram grew up in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and is Artistic Director of Rumble Productions in Vancouver, BC. Take d Milk, Nah? debuted in 2020 and has been performed at the National Arts Centre, Theatre Passe Muraille, and several other theatres throughout Central and Western Canada. The play was published by Playwrights Canada Press in 2021 and nominated for the Governor General's Award in Playwriting in 2022.

Presented with assistance from Canadian Heritage and in partnership with Rumbles Productions, Theatre New Brunswick, Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre, and Eastern Front Theatre

This production is is priced based on Pay What You Choose Donations with free tickets available for those in need thanks to our Radical Access Program.

PWYC removes a financial barrier, giving everyone the chance to see our shows. This is made possible thanks to our monthly donors and those who are able choosing a higher price point, and for this you can be guided by the recommended donation. Thank you for supporting us and the community by continuing to book with us. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Tickets: Suggested Donation of $25 per ticket (Tax-deductible Charitable Receipt will be issued at the end of the year)

FREE tickets available thanks to Radical Access

April 5 to 8, 2023

Wednesday to Friday at 7:30PM Saturday at 2:00PM and 7:30PM

This production is brought to you in part by Canadian Heritage and the donations of hundreds of people from around the world thanks to our Radical Access program.

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Thank you so much and see you soon at the HAT!

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