World Premiere of Mother in another Language - a play in English by Taniya Hossain.

Reviews are in! Mother in Another Language is a hit!!

Mother in Another Language - By Margaret Friedman

"ReAct Theatre and producing partner Pratidhwani strike a gusher with Taniya Hossain’s delightful parlor comedy about a young woman, Karen, whose relationship with Bengali fiancĂ© Tarek gets hijacked by his widowed mother Meena, who comes to live with them in NYC." more ›

Mother in Another Language shows with humor how cultures and mothers-in-law collide - By Nancy Worssam

"Co-directors David Hsieh and Agastya Kohli effectively use the play's humor to spotlight the deeper issues it raises. They've guided the extremely competent lead actors to portray their righteousness, confusion and disappointment with subtlety as well as passion." more ›

The Comedy of Comprehension: World Premiere of Mother in Another Language - By Omar Willey

"Directors David Hsieh and Agastya Kohli have brought the theme to life brilliantly. Avoiding traditional comedy cliches, they have emphasized character over device and situation. This excellent choice allows the script to crackle with vitality because the characters are so much more interesting than their circumstances, and allows the play to address its themes directly without ever sounding mechanical or, worse, authorial." more ›

Check the Previews, Reviews and Reactions page for more!

"... Seriously people, you need to see this show. One of the best I have seen in Seattle (and SO funny). SEE IT!"

"BIG RECOMMENDATION... It is warm, funny, culturally challenging... just plain good!!!!"

"... If you haven't booked your tickets yet - do so now. You don't want to miss this one."

"... Everyone was awesome. I will be back to watch Mother in another language again."

"... It was perfect."

Don't forget to get your tickets before they're gone - available online at:

Announcing the first Pratidhwani production of 2011!

We 're kicking off 2011 with the world premiere of Taniya Hussain's "Mother in another Language". Presented by Pratidhwani, ReAct Theatre, and The Central Heating Lab at ACT, this comedy explores the challenges and joys of coming together in love - for us as individuals, and our families.Tickets are flying fast - get yours today!!

Opening performance of Feb 18th is sold out! Seats still available for all other performances.

Tickets available online at:

Adults: $15
Students: $12
Children 17 & Under: $12
Seniors 65+: $12
Pratidhwani Members/Patrons: $12

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00PM
Sundays at 2:00PM.
Feb 18 - March 06, 2011.

Not appropriate for children under 6.

Blogs: Actors' Perspective

Meenakshi Rishi discusses the transition from Meena the actor to Meena the character.

Blogs: Directors Perspective

Why do Agastya's blog titles always end in a question mark? In this post he asks, and answers, what the theme of this play really is.

Blogs: Actors' Perspective

Walayn Sharples talks about this collaboration with ACT and the character of Blanch.

Blogs: Actors' Perspective

Nitya Venkateswaran contrasts her experience as a Bharatanatyam dancer with being a part of a play.

Blogs: Directors Perspective

Agastya Kohli discusses the making of the play.