A Nice Indian Boy Reviews
Washington Post- Somewhat Recommended
"...Unlike in Shekar's "In Love and Warcraft," a romantic comedy produced locally by No Rules Theatre Company in 2015, the narrative twists and rhythms in "Nice Indian Boy" feel shopworn and predictable. Rom-coms and sunny meet-the-parents yarns may objectively be predictable, of course, but they shouldn't unremittingly feel that way."
"...A young person brings his or her love interest home to meet the family, hoping they'll get along well, terrified that they won't. Chances are you've seen several films, plays, and television episodes centered around that theme; indeed, you may have even experienced this scenario in your own life. "A Nice Indian Boy" by Madhuri Shekar, which runs at Olney Theatre Centre's Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab Through April 9, presents a fresh and engaging take on this well-established trope."
DC Theater Arts- Recommended
"...Perhaps the most important thing the characters learn, and that the audience gains from their stories, is that love can manifest itself in a variety of ways among different people and at different stages of life. As gay men, Keshav and Naveen fall passionately in love at first sight. In the context of her traditional marriage, Megha has a heartwarming speech about love that starts small and grows large over time. Itís all true and valid, a source of lifeís joy, made visible in an extended, up-tempo Bollywood-style dance sequence."
MD Theatre Guide- Recommended
"..."A Nice Indian Boy" meets all genre expectations for a romantic comedy with a novel spin on the typical premise to keep things interesting. Although Keshav interracial adoption is used mostly as a plot device, Madhuri Shekar's reflections on the modern experiences of Indian American families are alternately earnest and comedic. In the intimate Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, music and scents easily fill the air, just as the five person cast fills the small stage. For those seeking sweet and dramatic entertainment, "A Nice Indian Boy" hits just the spot."