The Washing Machine – Toronto Next Stage 2012 Press Release

From Press Release

As part of The Next Stage Theatre Festival, Red Betty Theatre presents The Washing Machine

The Washing Machine chronicles the aftermath of Isabelle’s return to Chez Nous – her childhood home in India.  Through the influence of octogenarian gurus, ghostly meddling spirits, and a multitude of crying monkeys, Isabelle is forced to realize that no fancy spin cycles can wash away the ‘dirty laundry’ that is her ancestry.

After a successful showing at Nightwood Theatre’s Groundswell Festival of New Work, director Sasha Kovacs joins writer Radha Menon (writer of award-winning screenplay such as Max Neo) to assemble a team as multi-cultural as it is multi-generational, with performers including Steve Cumyn, Ronica Sajnani, Asha Vijayasigham, and Aparajit Bhattacharjee. 

The Next Stage Theatre Festival

January 4 – January 15, 2012

at the Factory Theatre (125 Bathurst Street)

McAuslan Beer Tent and Festival Box Office located in the Factory Theatre Courtyard



A full listing of show times is available at


Ticket Prices:

Performances starting before 7pm are $12

Performances at or after 7pm are $15


Tickets on sale:

Over the phone at 416-966-1062

In person at the venue from January 4-15, starting one hour before the first show of the day

Or 24 hours a day online at