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The Washing Machine ()

Produced by

Red Betty Theatre

Presented by

Next Stage Theatre Festival

Playwright: Radha S. Menon
Director: Sasha Kovacs


Factory Studio Theatre


January 5th, 2012 – January 15th, 2012


In The Washing Machine, Isabelle returns from England to her childhood home in India after the death of her husband and child. She has big plans for this banana plantation: out with the sacred grounds, in with tennis courts and a fancy new washing machine! Isabelle and her lustful brother James clash with their superstitious servants, a neighbouring convent, and the wrath of an Aghori guru as her family’s dark secret is finally exposed. (


Cydney Penner Isabelle
Aparajit Bhattarcharjee James
Jivesh Parasram Ram
Ronica Sajnani Ayah
Asha Vijayasingham Lalita
Steve Cumyn Father Boylan
Mina James Mummy
Dipal Patel Aghori

Creative Team

Radha S. Menon Playwright
Sasha Kovacs Director
Jung-Hye Kim Set Designer
Jung-Hye Kim Costume Designer
David DeGrow Lighting Designer
Steph Berntson Sound Designer
Jonathan Heppner Associate Director


Heather Bellingham Stage Manager
Natalie Ireland Assistant Stage Manager
Ashley Westlake Production Manager
Michael Murphy Poster Design


Bryan Eaton Studio Technician
Peter Eaton Venue Technician
Alex Cannon Junior Technician
Simon Rossiter Festival Lighting Designer