Theater | Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 | 4:00 PM | $22-36
The contradictions of modern India with its iPhones and ancient gods come alive in this outrageously funny and heartbreakingly beautiful romantic thriller created and performed by New Zealand-based theatre company Indian Ink.
In The Elephant Wrestler a poor chaiwallah (tea seller) has his life changed forever when a young girl is abandoned at a busy railway station, and brings the place to a standstill with the beauty of her singing. As a result the chaiwallah finds himself unexpectedly at odds with his conscience and the Gods of his Hindu divinity.
The Sydney Morning Herald picked The Elephant Wrestler as “one of the theatrical highlights of 2010” and the NZ Listener named it their “Feel-good Production of the Year”.
Indian Ink was founded in 1997 by actor Jacob Rajan and director Justin Lewis. The company blends western theatrical traditions with eastern influences and has been critically acclaimed for its use of live music, heightened theatricality, humor, pathos, and great storytelling. The company received two awards from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as numerous awards in New Zealand.
“This is a piece of absolute enchantment. We were in the palm of his hand for every second of one of the tenderest, most life-affirming shows …” —The Scotsman, Edinburgh
This event will take place in our MainStage space and has reserved seating.
PLEASE NOTE: At the artists’ request, there is a strict late-seating policy. Once the doors are closed ushers will hold latecomers outside of the theater until the start of the first song, about 5 minutes into the performance. Once the first song has finished (about 7 minutes into the performance), no latecomers will be admitted. Thank you for understanding!
This engagement of Indian Ink’s ‘Elephant Wrestler’ is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council.