Around the globe, money and time is poured into tanning or bleaching. From a South African albino to a skin-bleaching Indian bride, Rani Moorthy, with her celebrated mix of warm and powerful story-telling, transforms herself into funny and poignant characters who share an ironic kinship through the one thing they cannot hide, or hide from – their skin.
Rani Moorthy’s Too Close to Home was one of the highlights of last year’s Library Theatre programme. Rasa’s latest thought-provoking new play, Shades of Brown, asks a pertinent and topical question: can one person’s healthy glow be another person’s social stigma?
Shades of Brown will be directed by Linda Marlowe, who directed Rani Moorthy’s previous one-woman show, Curry Tales in 2004, which went on to become one of the country’s most-toured Asian theatre shows.
“Astonishingly moving… rarely have I seen such talent or such intimate contact with the pulse of this nation” – Yasmin Alibhai-Brown on Curry Tales, The Independent
“A tour de force performance from Rani Moorthy… an intelligent and meticulously executed piece of theatre” Time Out on Curry Tales
“Superbly crafted characterisations… Moorthy carries off the roles and mood changes brilliantly” Metro on Curry Tales
*Running time: 1 hours and 5 minutes with no interval
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