At duCret School of Art, 1030 Central Ave., Plainfield, NJ

Sunday, December 8: 3:00-6:00

Tuesday, December 10: 6:30-8:30

Sunday, December 15: 3:00-6:00

Tuesday, December 17: 6:30-8:30

Performances: February 20-23

Death in San Francisco


By Sujit Saraf


Naveen Chandra Gupta of San Francisco has died, leaving behind an unusual request in his will: that he be cremated on the shore with the “proper rites and ceremonies,” used in India in the past. As his family and friends friends struggle to honor his last wish, they learn a little about him, a little about themselves, and a lot about what it means to be an Indian in America.

Auditioners will be asked to read from sections of the script.


Usha Gupta, 47: the dead man’s wife

Ajay Gupta, 18: the dead man’s son

Maaji, 75: the mother of the deceased, speaks Hindi

Pramod, 58: the dead man’s brother who lives in India

Maheshji, 55: Naveen’s friend

Bhandari, 50: Naveens’ friend

Shukla, 52: Naveen’s friend

Mrs. Shukla, 50: Shukla’s wife

Jeff, 55, friend and attorney

AC Man, air conditioner repairman


Pandit, 65: Hindu scholar and priest

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