Shiva in the Garden of Eden


Estranged family members, a contested will and an enraged ghost collide in this dysfunctional family play set in a post-pandemic New York. Shiva in the Garden of Eden is the story of an immigrant family unraveling after the death of an unhinged matriarch. Can the center hold when the mother’s ghost barges in and breaks things? Can a husband risk coming out of his wife’s shadow even after her death? And can the black sheep daughter forgive the sister who betrayed her? Shiva explores the price we pay for being true to ourselves in a family that rewards only loyalty.

Shiva will be performed at Bay Area Stage, 515 Broadway Street, Vallejo, CA, for nine performances on the following dates:

Fridays — 5/17, 5/24, 5/31 at 8 pm

Saturdays — 5/18, 5/25 and 6/1 at 8 pm

Sundays — 5/19, 5/26 and 6/2 at 3 pm

There will be talkbacks with the playwright on opening night, Friday, May 17, and the first matinee on Sunday, May 19.

Staged reading of Shiva
at The Mendocino Theatre, September, 2022