Theatre Review: STC's "Queen Of The Remote Control"

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, November 14, 2005

The parents, both of whom are medical doctors, come from India.


But their daughter is  a mall shopper and a television addict, who likes music that her parents don’t understand.


She’s headed for college, and she needs to write an essay about a famous historical figure. But this seemingly innocuous task opens up a proverbial can of worms, including a debate about democracy.

(excerpt from play)

This play starts out as a comedy, involving domestic guerilla warfare between the older and younger generations. But it develops into something deeper, and more interesting. There are several surprises in store, and you can anticipate some good dramatic acting, especially from the three women in the cast. “Queen of the Remote Control” is a somewhat sassy, frequently funny take on the well-educated, affluent side of the India-to-California experience, and the mixed blessings that can accompany material wealth and success.

The show will be at the Sacramento Theatre Company through January 8.

(Music out)