Naatak presents its 39th production

A quirky comedy about what it means for an Indian to die in America

Death In San Francisco

A play in English
Theater at San Pedro Square, San Jose, CA
June 8-10, 15-17 & 22-24, 2012

Written and Directed by Sujit Saraf

Produced by Asheesh Divetia

About the Play

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”, exactly as he cremated his father in India 30 years ago. As his friends struggle to honor his last wish, they learn a little about him, a little about themselves, and a lot about what it means for an Indian to die in America.

Sometimes sad and sometimes hilarious, this quirky comedy is Sujit Saraf’s 9th play and these Silicon Valley shows are its world premiere.

Language: Hindi (with English supertitles)
Run-time: 120 minutes
Children under 10 will not be admitted | Flash photography not allowed.


June 15, Friday, 8 pm
June 16, Saturday, 2 pm *
June 16, Saturday, 6 pm
June 17, Sunday, 2 pm

June 22, Friday, 8 pm
June 23, Saturday, 2 pm *
June 23, Saturday, 6 pm
June 24, Sunday, 2 pm

* The 2 pm shows on June 16 and 23 will be followed by a Q&A session with the playwright

The shows on June 8, 9 and 10 will be staged exclusively for the 25th anniversary celebration of India Currents.


VIP Chair* – $35 ($30 for 5 or more tickets)
VIP Baithak** – $35 ($30 for 5 or more tickets)
General – $20 ($17 for 5 or more tickets)

* VIP Chair refers to front row chair seating
** VIP Baithak refers to Indian-style seating with bolsters right next to the stage


Theater at San Pedro Square
29 N. San Pedro Street,
San Jose, CA 95110