BOILED BEANS ON TOAST

By Girish Karnad

Directed by Sindu Singh

September 6th to 14th, 2019

Lohman Theater

Foothill College, Los Altos Hills


We begin our season with a heartfelt tribute to the late Girish Karnad – literary giant, activist, intellectual and an exemplary human being –whose recent passing has left us with a tremendous personal and professional void. Boiled Beans on Toast is his ode to the city of Bangalore - The Silicon Valley of India. With a zany cast of characters including an upper crust housewife who bemoans the cutting down of a sprawling tree for road building, a wide-eyed small town dweller seeking his fortune in the city's shiny, brave new world of outsourcing and a smart-as-a-whip, keenly resourceful maidservant willing to sacrifice all morals and ethics for survival, the play examines urbanization, modernization and the ensuing impact on average city folk across social classes with Karnad's signature wit, sarcasm and searing humor.