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Beneath the Banyan Tree ()

Produced by

Theatre Direct

Playwright: Emil Sher
Choreographer: Lata Pada
Director: Lynda Hill


The Wychwood Theatre


March 5th, 2015 – March 28th, 2015


This beautiful and engaging production for young people blends theatre with classical Indian and contemporary dance to tell the story of Anjali, a young girl trying to adjust to her new life in Canada. As she makes her way through a day in her new school she meets those who are welcoming and those who are not. (


Qasim Khan Performer
Rachelle Ganesh Performer
Natalia Gracious Performer
Kyle Orzech Performer

Creative Team

Emil Sher Playwright
Lata Pada Choreographer
Lynda Hill Director
Cheryl Lalonde Costume Designer
Cheryl Lalonde Set Designer
Michael Kruse Lighting Designer
Edgardo Moreno Music
Nova Bhattacharya Associate Choreographer
Andy Miller Assistant Design
Joseph Patrick Assistant Lighting Designer


Charlene Saroyan Stage Manager
Kaitlin Hickey Production Manager
Dean Johnston Technical Director