Mrs. Krishnanʻs Party Coming to The MACC

February 12, 2020, 10:52 AM HST · Updated February 12, 10:52 AM
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Photo courtesy: Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents a return to Maui for New Zealand-based Indian Ink
Theatre presenting Mrs. Krishnan’s Party, a lively comedy, part scripted, part improvisational that is “more like a theatrical party.”

Audiences will step into the back room of Mrs. Krishnan’s store where garlands decorate the ceiling, music flows and Mrs. Krishnan is throwing a party like no other. Food simmers on the stove, laughter abounds and strangers become friends in this joyous celebration of life. Attendees will watch the actors as they juggle cooking, music and their guests in an unfolding drama. The two-person cast of Kalyani Nagarajan and Justin Rogers have reviewers singing their praises and audiences leaping to their feet in appreciation.

New Zealand’s Waikato Times described it as “So different, so original, so creatively fresh and so much fun no one wanted to go home.” And Vancouver-based critic Colin Thomas said “I feel revived. I don’t know when I’ve left the theatre feeling so refreshed and renewed.”

Indian Ink Theatre Company is based in Auckland and is considered one of New Zealand’s most successful theatre companies with a reputation for “total theatre which offers humanity and psychological insight in a package of good plain laughs, luminous performances and brilliant staging” according to Wellington’s Dominion Post newspaper.

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For over two decades company founders Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis have pursued their idea of the ‘Serious Laugh’- opening mouths with laughter in order to slip something serious in along with a love of mask and story on stage. The company blends western theatrical traditions with eastern flavors and has been critically acclaimed for its use of live music, heightened theatricality, humor, pathos and solid storytelling.

During the show, the audience is seated around a dining table and surroundings as set in the back room of an Indian convenience store.

The one-time only performance will take place all on the Castle Theater stage, including the audience seating.

The performance is Friday, March 6 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now and space is limited.

Click here for tickets.

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