minita Gandhi

The Hope College Great Performance Series will present actress/playwright/writer Minita Gandhi in her autobiographical solo show “Muthaland” on Friday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

Described as “Painful, beautiful, and transformative” by NBC, “Muthaland” follows Minita Gandhi’s story and her struggle to find identity as a woman born in India and raised in the United States.

“Wry, wise and sometimes terrifying… Gandhi’s ‘Muthaland’ creates a funny, brash and truthful portrait of embracing one’s past without being smothered by it,” the Chicago Tribune has said.

Gandhi can be seen in the recurring role of Dr. Prospere on NBC’s “Chicago Fire” and as Musarrat in “Brown Girls,” and has appeared on Fox’s “Empire,” NBC’s “Crisis,” ABC’s “Betrayal,” Fox’s “The Chicago Code,” and was The Onion News Network's anchor, Nina Shankar. She is a Master Instructor for Pinnacle Performance Company, where she developed a Women’s Leadership Program, and the co-creator of the Women and Femme in the Arts Mentorship Program. “Muthaland” is her first full-length play.

This production contains subject matter not appropriate for children.

Individual tickets for the concert are $23 for regular admission, $17 for senior citizens and Hope faculty and staff, and $6 for students 18 and under. Tickets are available online as well as at the ticket office in the Events and Conferences Office located downtown in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. Eighth St.). The ticket office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at 616-395-7890. More information is available.

The Knickerbocker Theatre Is located at 86 E. Eighth St., between College and Columbia avenues.