Casting Announcement: The Men in White

The cast has been announced for the Toronto premiere of The Men in White, written by award-winning playwright and author Anosh Irani (Bombay Black).

Obsidian Theatre’s Philip Akin directs this production opening in October as part of Factory Theatre’s “Canada at Your Doorstep” season.

The Men in White is told through the eyes of two brothers: Hasan (Chanakya Mukherjee) lives in the Dongri neighbourhood of Mumbai, while his older brother Abdul (Gugun Deep Singh) lives in Vancouver. Abdul hopes to end his cricket team’s losing streak by recruiting his talented younger brother from India. But tensions rise within the team as the cost of bringing Hasan to Canada will mean more than just a plane ticket.

Singh (La Ronde, Off Broadway; The Strain) and Mukherjee (Much Ado about Nothing, Dauntless City Theatre) make their Factory Theatre debut with this play. They join a cast that features actors from across Canada: John Chou (Designated Survivor, Odd Squad), Cyrus Faird (Trudeau and Levesque, Videocabaret/Soulpepper), Sugith Varughese (Little Pretty and the Exceptional, Factory Theatre), Tahirih Vejdani (Portia’s Julius Caesar, Shakespeare in the Ruff), and Farid Yazdani (Suits).

This poignant and heartwarming story about finding home in a sport is on stage at the Factory Mainspace from October 13 – November 7, 2018. For tickets and more information, click here.

The cast of The Men in White answer the question:

“Was there a time a family member came to your aid?”

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