Manhattan Theatre Club celebrated the official opening of Jaclyn Backhaus' new play India Pale Ale October 23. Set amid a flurry of wedding celebrations, the story follows the clashing ideals of different generations within a family and a tight-knit Punjabi community in Wisconsin.
India Pale Ale is directed and choreographed by Will Davis at MTC's New York City Center – Stage I. Performances for the world premiere—which won the 2018 Horton Foote Prize for Promising New American Play—began October 2.
The world premiere stars Purva Bedi (Dance Nation), Angel Desai (An Ordinary Muslim), Sophia Mahmud (The Blacklist), Nate Miller (Ripcord), Shazi Raja (High Maintenance), Nik Sadhnani (The Invisible Hand), Lipica Shah (Bunty Berman Presents… ), Sathya Sridharan (An Ordinary Muslim), and Alok Tewari (The Band’s Visit).
Opening Night Photos: Jaclyn Backhaus' India Pale Ale
The design team includes Neil Patel (scenic design), Arnulfo Maldonado (costume design), Ben Stanton (lighting design), Elisheba Ittoop (original music and sound design), and Dave Bova (hair and makeup design).