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Asia Society Texas Center presents FemFest Houston: Voices of Asia | Mother in Another Language
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Join Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company and Asia Society Texas Center from the comfort of your own home for a celebration of women’s voices as they stage 3 readings of Houston premiere plays in a virtual setting.
Featuring works written by Asian and Asian American women, the series highlights the talents and accomplishments of women playwrights across the globe. This week, they will be featuring Mother in Another Language by Taniya Hossain.
Each play will be available to view for one week.
Mother in Another Language
When Tarak, a Bengali ex-pat, and Karen, an American, decide to get married, they know they’re in for some cultural challenges. But when Tarak buys them a brownstone and asks permission to move his mother Meena into the basement apartment, Karen knows she’s getting more than she bargained for. Things go from bad to worse when Karen’s mother, Blanch, is suddenly broke and homeless. Blanch moves in with Meena, turning them into the odd couple from hell. But after the mothers stay together, finding a new respect for each other, they have to teach their children the lesson of compromise before the engagement is called off.
This play includes adult language.
Viewing the plays is free, but audience members must register. An access link and password will be provided to registrants via email once the plays are available for viewing.