August 18, 2018

Surrey Arts Centre, Main Stage (map)
13750 88 Avenue
Surrey, BC, Canada, V3W 3L1
(604) 501-5566


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 (content note: description of a sexual assault) and strong language

Part 1 @ 4pm

Tickets: $39, $29, $19 (including s/c & GST)
Show Length:  90 mins (Including Intermission)

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 @ 7:30PM

Tickets: $39, $29, $19 (including s/c & GST)
Show Length:  60 mins (No Intermission)

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.

Parts 1 & 2

See both parts and save up to 25%
Tickets: $59, $49, $34 (including s/c & GST)

**Tickets for this package deal are available only by phone at 604-501-5566 or in person at the Surrey Arts Centre.

Buffet Dinner

In between the two parts, there will be an Indian buffet dinner served in the Studio Theatre.
Time: 5:45pm
Tickets: $20 per person

**Book early—there are a limited number of dinner tickets available. Tickets for dinner are available only by phone at 604-501-5566 or in person at the Surrey Arts Centre.


"The Fish Eyes Trilogy’s tales of high school tribulations are still relevant" – Toronto Star

"The Fish Eyes Trilogy is an essential, timely work" – Now Magazine


Written, Choreographed, and Performed By Anita Majumdar
Directed By Brian Quirt
Developed By Nightswimming
Producer:  Brittany Ryan
Sound & Video Design:  Christopher Stanton
Lighting Design:  Rebecca Picherack
Set & Costume Design:  Jackie Chau
Stage Manager:  Sandy Plunkett

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