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Mango Chutney on Mesa Street

Honors Thesis Production

Mango Chutney on Mesa Street

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The Department of Theater presents Mango Chutney on Mesa Street

An Indian grandma and her elephant-headed god, Ganesh, join forces in the West Texas town of El Paso. With a dash of spice, a spoonful of chutney, and lots of homemade samosas, they cook up a West-meets-East adventure about her favorite grandson and how he learns to appreciate his culture.

Neal Dandade faces some obstacles growing up in the quiet but crazy cowtown of El Paso, Texas. Luckily, he has his grandmother's favorite god, Ganesh, looking out for him as he embarks on a journey of self-discovery and scales the towering peaks of adolescence. In the end, will he embrace his heritage, or will he forget the prayers his grandmother taught him?

Created and performed by Senior Honors Theater student Neal Dandade and directed by Maria Möller, Mango Chutney on Mesa Street will be performed Friday, February 17 at 7pm, Saturday, February 18 at 7pm and 10pm, and Sunday, February 19 at 7pm, in the Frear Ensemble Theatre, Lang Performing Arts Center.

Free and Open to the Public without Reservations. However, seating is limited and determined on a first-come, first-serve basis. Arriving at least 15 minutes early is recommended. There will be a reception following each performance.

Location: Frear Ensemble Theatre
Dates: February 17, 2006 - February 19, 2006
Times: Friday, February 17 at 7PM
Saturday, February 18 at 7PM and 10PM
Sunday, February 19 at 7PM