Celestial Motions / by R. Sheth

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July 10, 2005

Written by Mrinalini Kamath
Directed by Anish Jethmalani

Featuring: Kareem Bandealy, Ravi Batista, Jaii Beckley, Geoff Button, Aroon Chaddha, Anil Hurkadli, Sapna Kumar, Sean Sinitsky, Anjali Thawani, and Bobby Zaman

Celestial Motions tells the story of what happens when Leela’s parents, who immigrated to the US from India, are forced to confront a big mistake—they had forgotten to take daylight savings time into account when they had Leela’s Hindu astrological chart drawn at her birth. Accordingly, they have the chart redrawn and the startling prediction sets the 25-year old woman on a journey of arranged dating and cyber romance as her parents desperately try to preserve their family’s identity. Little do they realize that Leela’s destiny is closer than either they or Leela can imagine. An intercultural romantic comedy.

Performed in Dixon Chapel, Chicago Temple