The Women of Boiled Beans on Toast
There are nine women in the cast of Boiled Beans on Toast with speaking roles. Nine! And each character is unforgettable. Karnad gives each of them interesting, sharply-etched personalities. You’ll be talking about these ladies, long after the show ends.
Let’s introduce them to you.
Photography by Kyle Adler.
The Romantic. Misses the old Bangalore. She has grown very attached to a tree outside her house.
Played by Dhira Ramakrishnan.
The Networker. She’s always using her connections to help people, even strangers. Or is she?
Played by Rita Bhatia
Grandmother with a gambling problem. Visits Hindu temples and race courses.
Played by Vaishnavi Sridhar.
The Clever Housekeeper. No one knows what she’s up to.
Played by Richa Garg.
The Not-so-naive Maid. Takes advantage of Vimla’s absence and promotes herself to the top of the household staff.
Played by Devika Garg.
The Migrant Seamstress. She constantly complains about her knees. “Aiyyo!”
Played by Divya BP
The Firebrand. Has no qualms about “borrowing” the neighbour’s maid. But god help us if she is at the receiving end!
Played by Anju Prakash.
Queen of the lobby in a Wipro office in Bangalore.
Played by Sunanda Mukundan.
The Whiner. Doesn’t want to go back to the village. Looks the gift horse straight in the mouth. Was she right?
Played by Malavika Jayasimha