(PLAINFIELD, NJ) -- Dragonfly Multicultural Arts Center, a community theater in residence at duCret Center of Art, located at 1030 Central Ave, Plainfield, New Jersey, presented India Pale Ale, a drama about a Punjabi Indian family in Wisconsin. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.
In a quaint Wisconsin town, a close-knit Punjabi community comes together to celebrate the wedding of a traditional family’s sole son, just as their determined daughter reveals her plans to move away and open a bar. Amidst festivities filled with music and dancing, one generation’s cherished customs collide with the modern-day desires of another. Ancestors and pirates from the family’s past linger in their minds – until an unforeseen tragedy changes everything.
The cast includes actors Alisha Sheth as Boz, Harsh Arora as Vishal, Divya Khanna as Lovi, Anil Joseph as Sunny, Malini Waghray as Simran, Arvind Vashisht as Iggy, Robert Podolak as Tim, Natasha Agrawal as Deepa, and Sheetal Sharma as Dadi.
The Dragonfly Multicultural Arts Center production of India Pale Ale is directed by Priya Iyer, Stage-Managed by Jada Davis, assisted by Stage Crew Chief Aidan O’Rourke, stage crew members Julia Stibich and Vicki Cardona, and features dances choreographed by Shilpi Jain.
India Pale Ale closed out the 2023 season for Dragonfly, following productions of Little Women, Round and Round the Garden, and Certifiably Yours.
India Pale Ale had performances on September 15th at 8:00pm, September 16th at 8:00pm, and September 17th at 3:00pm.
Dragonfly Multicultural Arts Center is dedicated to celebrating diversity through arts education, dramatic performances, and creation of new works. Dragonfly is committed to reaching all the diverse communities of Central New Jersey with classes for all ages and backgrounds; performances that enlighten, entertain, and educate; and opportunities for development of new works.
Here are more photos from the production.
John Posada is a New Jersey based photographer specializing in live theatre and music performances. For more than 10 years, John has photographed live music events where he mastered the techniques of timing and capturing fast moving action under challenging lighting conditions to capture that perfect moment that tells a story in a single image. Currently, John has photographed over 110 productions for over 70 different theatres and venues. Click here for John's website.