For Immediate Release
Those Indian Guys
proudly present
D'Arranged Marriage

D'Arranged Marriage
Where: The Huron Club
At The SoHo Playhouse
15 Vandam St
Between Varick St & 6 th Ave.
E or C to Spring St or
1 to Houston walk 3 blocks south.
June 5th - July 31st 2009
Price: $20 & $15 for groups of 10+
IAAC Discount Code for $15 Tickets
(212) 691-1555

Performed by Rajeev Varma
Written by Rajeev Varma and Tarun Mohanbhai
Directed by Tarun Mohanbhai with additional direction by Jim Duff

D'Arranged Marriage is a play about Sanjay Gupta, an aspiring New Zealand Indian stand-up comic who spends his life working at his father's corner shop and avoiding the issue of an arranged marriage. His nagging family finally gets the better of him, but to his surprise he discovers the prospective bride is the one!

Sold out in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia, this one-man tour de force comedy features eight hilarious characters, Bollywood-style dance routines and an irreverent look at love, sex, Indian culture and vegetables.


"Don't credit the liquor for everyone's bursting with explosive laughter. Varma could get just as strong a reaction at an A.A. meeting ...Varma commands an audience's attention..."
– Tribeca Tribune, April 2009

"Rajeev is remarkable on stage. On opening night, he even had some members of the audience slapping their thighs as they laughed uproariously at his comedic turns during the 75-minute show."
– New Sunday Times Malaysia, December 2007

“Hilarious…a cultural comedy classic…”
– Dominion Post, New Zealand

The staging is pacey and entertaining with elements of Bollywood, standup comedy, slapstick, caricature, parodies and some brilliant musical interludes...very, very funny... This show has been receiving critical acclaim all over the world and that is not surprising. Can I add my voice to the clamour?
D'Arranged Marriage is hilarious, hugely energetic entertainment, a top-quality performance."

– Nelson Mail, New Zealand

"An irresistible show that is as warm as it is funny!"
– NZoom 2002

"Warm and hysterically funny!" And can make anyone laugh until tears start rolling down their cheeks. A must watch show for everybody."
– Bharat Times Australia April 2003

"...transitions between characters are smooth and almost flawless… An enjoyable evening."
– Sydney Telegraph May 2003

"…A monsoon of movement, language and characters…
this passage from India is a winner..."

– Waikato Times September 2004

"Varma (who performs the play alternatively with Mohanbhai) would break into song and dance routines just like a Bollywood movie - only much better…he had the audience on a string…
A comedy is judged by how well it brought on the laughs and D'Arranged Marriage did that in abundance…"

– The Malay Mail June 2005

"Hilarity at its Indian best… A one man train ride to laughsville…"
– New Sunday Times Malaysia June 2005.

Contact: Jessica Underwood
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