MSG 2 – The Wrong Bashir by Zahida Rahemtulla

We are pleased to announce that we have selected Zahida Rahemtulla as the playwright to receive continued development of her play, The Wrong Bashir. It was a tough decision since all three MSG plays had merit, but only one could be chosen. Congratulations Zahida!

The second public reading of The Wrong Bashir will be directed by Jiv Parasarm, dramaturgy provided by Heidi Taylor and performed by Dhirendra, Rumi Tejpar, Nimet Khanji, Salim Rahemtulla, Nutan Thakur, Parm Sour, Shekhar Paleja, Pervis Rawji, and Arshdeep Purba. The free public reading will be held at:

Young Theatre at the BMO Theatre Centre
162 West 1st Ave, Vancouver
May 26, 8pm (doors open at 7:30)

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If you missed the reading the first time, this is what The Wrong Bashir is about:

The Wrong Bashir is a comedic play about an Ismaili family whose son, Bashir, is chosen to be the Students’ Mukhisaheb (religious leader). Problem is… Bashir hasn’t been keeping up with his religious studies. Hijinks ensue and this comedic family tale will surely have you laughing as Zahida creatively weaves wit, family dynamics, and touching moments into her story.