Wednesday, October 28, 2015

THE ELEPHANT WRESTLER- Part of India in Focus



    The contradictions of modern India, with its iPhones and ancient gods, come alive in this outrageously funny and heartbreakingly beautiful romantic thriller. 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.
    This two-day engagement at the August Wilson Center in Downtown Pittsburgh  is at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, October 30 and 31. Tickets are $25 and may be reserved by phoning 412-456-666 or online at TrustArts.org.
    The Sydney Morning Herald picked Guru of Chai (aka The Elephant Wrestler) as “one of the theatrical highlights of 2010” and the NZ Listener named it their “Feel-good Production of the Year.”
    “Honestly this is such a remarkable and beautiful piece of theatre I cannot recommend it highly enough” – Hawkes Bay Today.

“This is a piece of absolute enchantment... Jacob Rajan is extraordinary... We were in the palm of his hand for every second of one of the tenderest, most life-affirming shows...” – The Scotsman, Edinburgh.

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