Instant Recall – by Anita Chandwaney

Synopsis: Madhu, an aging South Asian woman is convinced that Nigel, an aging British man, is important to her life. As they share their stories, Nigel is persuaded that he indeed is.

Review Quotes:

““Instant Recall,” is funny and compelling, playing cleverly on the concept of immigration by placing a South Asian newcomer on a cruise ship, where she confuses a British passenger with her selective memory and non sequiturs before revealing her quiet tragedy.”

- Monica Westin, New City Chicago

“Instant Recall” is particularly snappy and endearing, with the blustery Brit Nigel finding unexpected camaraderie with Madhu, a near stranger who’s temporarily lost her memory.”

-Anna Pulley, Center Stage

“Instant Recall” started the evening out with hope …”  “It showed us a woman struggling with her memory but hopeful that not all was lost. “  “ Anita Chandwaney came out with a great sense of timing and energy …”

-Nicholas Ryan Lamb, SteadStyle

Instant Recall was produced as part of Rasaka’s August 2009 production of culture/clash:

“charming series of one-acts about the South Asian diaspora that deftly overcomes stereotypes of victimization and the American dream …”  Monica Westin, New City

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