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The Fish Eyes Trilogy

Image representing The Fish Eyes Trilogy. Photo by DahliaKatz

The Fish Eyes Trilogy

Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue

August 18, 2018


Box Office

Arts Youth



Presented by:

Surrey Civic Theatres and Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts

High school. The years that propel you toward adulthood. Sometimes you’re forced to navigate rocky terrain.

Meet Naznin, Candice, and Meena who go to the same high school in Port Moody. Separately, they share a passion for dance and a struggle for identity within their families and at school. Then their lives intersect and cultures collide.

With razor-sharp words and spellbinding dance that raise the temperature of every moment, Anita Majumdar’s one-person trilogy—presented in two parts—is a window into the lives of Canadian South Asian teens. She innovatively tackles coming of age, consent, cultural heritage, and empowerment with tremendous comic flourish and grace.

Provocative and audacious, The Fish Eyes Trilogy opens the door for important and timely conversations.

Audience advisory: mature themes (trigger warning: description of a sexual assault) and strong language

Part 1

Boys With Cars
Naznin, a classically trained Indian dancer, dreams of leaving the suburbs for university and the bright lights of the city with her boyfriend, Lucky Punjabi, by her side. Then she has a collision with the school’s power couple, Buddy and Candice. Nasty rumours spread, and the consequences threaten to upend Naz’s life.

Let Me Borrow That Top
In this bold and wildly funny take on teenage obsessions, we hear from Naz’s blonde-haired blue-eyed nemesis.  In the style of a YouTube makeup tutorial, Candice—who is into henna tattoos and bhangra—gives us her take on Lucky and Buddy and how they ensnare both her and Naz.

Part 2

Fish Eyes
Despite being obsessed with Bollywood movies and her dance career, Meena just wants to be like the rest of her high-school friends. When she develops a massive crush on the most popular guy at school, she finds herself having to make some important trade-offs that put her at odds with her culture. From a life-changing school assembly in which Meena and Candice dance to Beyonce’s “Survivor” to the all-important end of year grad dance, this story brings the trilogy to a powerful and beautiful conclusion.

Written, choreographed, and performed by Anita Majumdar
Developed by Nightswimming

See the trilogy and save up to 25%
Zone A $59. Zone B $49. Zone C $34

Tickets are available only by phone at 604-501-5566 or in person at the Surrey Arts Centre

Buffet Dinner
Following Part 1 there will be an Indian buffet dinner in the Studio Theatre.
$20 per person
Book early—there are a limited number of dinner tickets available.

Tickets are available only by phone at 604-501-5566 or in person at the Surrey Arts Centre


Not able to see the whole trilogy? Each part stands on its own.

Part 1
Running time: approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, including intermission
Zone A $39. Zone B $29. Zone C $19

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Part 2
Running time: approximately 1 hour, no intermission
Zone A $39. Zone B $29. Zone C $19

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