Theatre

Mar 27—Apr 07, 2024

Mrs.Krishnan's Party

Indian Ink Theatre Company / From New Zealand

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“So different, so original, so creatively fresh and so much fun no one wanted to go home.”

— Waikato Times

Mrs. Krishnan is throwing an immersive, theatrical party like no other, and YOU’RE invited.

Mrs. Krishnan is renting an apartment to larger-than-life DJ, James. James has invited a few friends into the back room of Mrs. Krishnan’s corner shop as a special surprise to celebrate Onam—an ancient Hindu festival of Kerala that celebrates rice harvest—and the return home of her son. But when dozens and dozens of strangers turn up (you, the audience), Mrs. K has no choice but to throw the party of her life! This is an immersive experience like no other; join the party with music, dancing, and more. Watch as the cast juggles cooking, music, and welcoming guests in an unfolding drama where no two performances are ever the same. Performers Kalyani Nagarajan and Justin Rogers have reviewers and audiences singing their praises and leaping to their feet in appreciation at the end of the party where the entire audience is invited to sample some delicious dahl!

From Indian Ink Theatre Company comes this utterly disarming new comedy that celebrates life, death, and rebirth. It’s joyous. It’s heart-warming. It’s Mrs. Krishnan’s Party.

Info

Venue

Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111



Dates

Mar 27, 2024 - Apr 07, 2024


Tickets

Single tickets are available now along with Group Sales.

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Details

1 hour 15 Minutes

Ages 10+

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Access

Audio Description
Sat, Apr 06 2:00 pm





Tickets


Wednesday, Mar 27, 2024

7:30 PM

SOLD OUT

Thursday, Mar 28, 2024

7:30 PM

Friday, Mar 29, 2024

8:00 PM

SOLD OUT

Saturday, Mar 30, 2024

2:00 PM

Saturday, Mar 30, 2024

8:00 PM

Tuesday, Apr 02, 2024

7:30 PM

Wednesday, Apr 03, 2024

7:30 PM

Thursday, Apr 04, 2024

7:30 PM

Friday, Apr 05, 2024

8:00 PM

Saturday, Apr 06, 2024

2:00 PM

Saturday, Apr 06, 2024

8:00 PM

Sunday, Apr 07, 2024

2:00 PM

Seating for the Party




Artists

Company

Indian Ink Theatre Company


The extraordinary artistic partnership of Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis is now comfortably in its second decade. Together, they have created a series of remarkable theatre productions of intimate scale, each one reminding us of the simple truths of life.

Indian Ink blend western theatrical traditions with eastern flavors in pursuit of ‘serious laughter.’ Live music, heightened theatricality, humor, pathos and great storytelling are hallmarks of their work.

Indian Ink has won multiple awards in New Zealand and two Fringe First Awards at Edinburgh. The company’s international successes include tours throughout Australia and the USA, as well as sell out seasons in Singapore, Germany, India and the UK.

“We aim to make theatre that is beautiful, funny, sad and true. We go to the theatre to be transported by a great story and to enjoy characters that live large in our imaginations. We want the experience to leave an indelible imprint on your hearts. That’s why we’re called Indian Ink!”

Writer

Jacob Rajan


Writer

Justin Lewis


Actor

Kalyani Nagarajan


Actor

Justin Rogers


Production & Tour Manager

D. Andrew Potvin


Dramaturge

Murray Edmond


Set and Props Designer

John Verryt


Lighting Designer

Jane Hakaraia


Costume Design

Fiona Nichols


Sound Design

Liam Kelly


Justin Lewis

Justin Lewis

Justin is a founding partner of Indian Ink. He has co-written and directed all of Indian Ink’s plays. He was one of the founders of Auckland’s Q Theatre and received a Kaupapa Oranga Award for his services to theatre. Justin is a graduate of the John Bolton Theatre School and the University of Auckland.

Jacob Rajan

Jacob Rajan

Jacob is a founding partner of Indian Ink and co-wrote all of Indian Ink’s plays as well as performing in many of them. He is a graduate of Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama school, Otago University (B.Sc Microbiology) and Wellington Teacher’s College. Jacob is an Arts Foundation Laureate and a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to theatre

Kalyani Nagarjan

Kalyani Nagarajan

This is Kalyani’s second role with Indian Ink following 2017’s The Pickle King. She is very passionate about her culture and representing her background in the arts industry. She practices bharatha natyam (Indian classical dance) and has a flair for accents.  Kalyani is a graduate of Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School and studied in France with Philippe Gaulier.

Justin Rogers

Justin Rogers

This is Justin’s first role with Indian Ink.  He loves musical theatre and has performed with Auckland Theatre Company, most recently in Shortland Street – The Musical.  Justin is also a magician and magic consultant for theatre. He is a graduate of Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School.

Andrew Potvin

D. Andrew Potvin

Andrew toured extensively with Indian Ink for 2017’s The Pickle King and was the logistics coordinator for the 2015 tour of Kiss the Fish. He is the Director of Andrew Potvin Designs Ltd which specializes in tour management, business development and lighting design.

John Verryt

John Verryt

John has worked on all of Indian Ink’s productions. With over 30 years’ experience John is a leading New Zealand stage designer with an extensive portfolio of work including NZ Opera, Auckland Theatre Company, The Large Group and many others. 

Jane Hakaraia

Jane Hakaraia

This is Jane’s third production with Indian Ink following on from Welcome to the Murder House and The Elephant Thief.  Jane holds a degree in product design but her passion is lighting for theatre.

Fiona Nichols

Fiona Nichols

This is Fiona’s second production for Indian Ink after her work on The Pickle King. She works mainly in film and television with credits including Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, and Spartacus. 

Liam Kelly

Liam Kelly

This is Liam’s first production with Indian Ink.  He won an award for ‘Most Innovative Work’ at the 2018 Wellington Fringe Festival and is part of Playshop – a late night improv group. Liam recently completed his Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Practice at Victoria University. 

Murray Edmond

Murray Edmond

Murray has been dramaturge on all of Indian Ink’s productions. A poet and founder of Town and Country Players (NZ), Murray has recently retired from his role as Professor of Drama at The University of Auckland where he headed the drama programme.

Buzz

“So different, so original, so creatively fresh and so much fun no one wanted to go home.”

— Waikato Times

“A triumph of both interactive theatre and human spirit”

— Sarah Kidd, New Zealand Entertainment
February 28, 2024

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