march, 2019

10mar7:00 pm10:00 pmNew Plays NJ | Shruti Gupta Can Totally Deal by J.Stephen Brantley

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Shruti Gupta Can Totally Deal

by J.Stephen Brantley

Sunday, March 10 – 7:00 PM

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Shruti Gupta is a Dreamer, a DACA recipient in her senior year of medical school at CUNY. She lives very efficiently in the apartment above her uncle’s jewelry store on 74th Street in Jackson Heights, and leaves the drama to her brother Raj, the soon-to-be-married prince of the family. But when Irish actor Liam appears in Shruti’s patient communications simulation exam, a cross-cultural romance threatens to upend all her practical plans. As their unlikely relationship blossoms in the late summer of 2017, they find themselves having to navigate cultural traditions, DACA tweets and ICE raids, newly unfettered racism, and what it means to be ‘American’

J.Stephen Brantley’s work has been commissioned by Performance Space 122, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, and East Hampton’s Guild Hall. His plays include Billy Baal, Break, The Emilies, Furbelow, The Jamb, and Shruti Gupta Can Totally Deal. Theatre 167’s production of his play Pirira was named Outstanding Premiere Production at the 2014 New York Innovative Theatre Awards. Brantley has also written in collaboration with Theatre 167 on The Jackson Heights Trilogy plays and The Church Of Why Not. His Eightythree Down, winner of the Georgia Theatre Conference award, was nominated for six NYIT Awards and is included in Indie Theatre Now’s Best of 2011 collection. Brantley’s acclaimed one-man autobiographical ‘recovery cabaret’ Chicken-Fried Ciccone: A Twangy True Tale Of Transformation played to audiences in New York, Dublin, Provincetown, and East Hampton. He is an eight-time NYIT nominee and a member of the Indie Theatre Hall Of Fame, and recipient of the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award. You can download many of Brantley’s plays from New Play Exchange.



(Sunday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Madison Community Arts Center | Rose Hall

10 Kings Road


Writers Theatre of New 28 Walnut St. Madison, NJ 07940

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