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Get a First Look at Jaclyn Backhaus's India Pale Ale

Manhattan Theatre Club’s world-premiere production stars Shazi Raja and Purva Bedi.

Shazi Raja stars as and Basminder "Boz" Batra in Jaclyn Backhaus's India Pale Ale at The Public Theater.
Shazi Raja stars as Basminder "Boz" Batra in Jaclyn Backhaus's India Pale Ale.
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New photos have been released of Manhattan Theatre Club's world-premiere production of Jaclyn Backhaus's India Pale Ale. Currently in previews at New York City Center — Stage I, the production is set to open October 23. Check out photos from the production in the gallery below.

Directed by Will Davis, India Pale Ale is described as follows: "In a small Wisconsin town, a tight-knit Punjabi community gathers to celebrate the wedding of a traditional family's only son, just as their strong-willed daughter announces her plans to move away and open a bar. As they come together for feasts filled with singing and dancing, one generation's cherished customs clash with another's modern-day aspirations, and ghosts and pirates from the family's past linger in everyone's thoughts — until one sudden event changes everything."

Featured in the cast are Purva Bedi, Angel Desai, Sophia Mahmud, Nate Miller, Shazi Raja, Nik Sadhnani, Lipica Shah, Sathya Sridharan, and Alok Tewari. The design team includes Neil Patel (scenic design), Arnulfo Maldonado (costume design), Ben Stanton (lighting design), Elisheba Ittoop (sound design), and Dave Bova (hair and makeup design).