“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.
Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Mar 27, 2024 - Apr 07, 2024
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1 hour 15 Minutes
Sat, Apr 06 2:00 pm
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2024
Friday, Mar 29, 2024
Seating for the Party
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!”
Production & Tour Manager
D. Andrew Potvin
Set and Props Designer
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 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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Photo Credit: Mrs. Krisnan hand Raised Credit: Nimmy Santhosh
Photo Credit: Mrs. Krishnan and fan Shoe Credit: Grabb for Image Excellence
Photo Credit: Fans with DJ Jimmy Credit: Grabb for Image Excellence
Photo Credit: Fans Cheering for DJ Jimmy Credit: Grabb for Image Excellence
Photo Credit: Mrs. Krishnan pointing Credit: Grabb for Image Excellence
Photo Credit: Mrs K and Jimmy J Credit: Indian Ink Theatre Company
Photo Credit: Mrs. Krishnan's party dancing Credit: Indian Ink Theatre Company
Photo Credit: Mrs. K speaking Credit: Grabb for Image Excellence
Photo Credit: Mrs. Krishnan's party leaning back Credit: Ankita Singh
Photo Credit: Mrs. Krishnan lifting Lid Credit: Ankita Singh
Photo Credit: DJ Jimmy J Credit: Ankita Singh
Photo Credit: Mrs Krishnan and Dj Jimmy J curtains Credit: Ankita Singh
Photo Credit: Mrs. Krishnan lifting Lid Credit: Indian Ink Theatre Company
Photo Credit: Mrs K Tasting Credit: Indian Ink Theatre Company
Photo Credit: Jimmy J arms lifted Credit: Indian Ink Theatre Company
Photo Credit: Mrs. Krishnan & DJ Jimmy J Credit: Ankita Singh
Photo Credit: Mrs. Krishnan's Party Dancing Credit: Indian Ink Theatre Company
Photo Credit: Crowd Around Table Credit: Nimmy Santhosh