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Mrs. Krishnan’s Party

January 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 3, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until February 3, 2019

Mrs. Krishnan (Kalyani Nagarajan) invites you to join her in a celebration of Onam. Photo by Ankita Singh

Indians throw crazy parties. Heard of Diwali? A million lamps floating on a river and fireworks to wake the dead. Heard of Holi? An explosion of colour and joy and massive dry cleaning bills. How about Onam? It could be the craziest of them all.

From the creators of The Elephant Wrestler, comes Mrs. Krishnan’s Party, a spontaneous celebration of one of the great Indian festivals; with food, music, and laughter. An utterly disarming comedy that invites the audience to the party, and seats them around the dining table!

“We aim to make theatre that is beautiful, funny, sad and true” says Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis of Indian Ink Theatre Company—a company known for blending western theatrical traditions with eastern flavours.

“We go to the theatre to be transported by a great story and to enjoy characters that live large in our imaginations.”

In Mrs Krishnan’s Party, Mrs. Krishnan is facing change and loss; she is thinking of selling the family corner store. But it’s Onam, a time to celebrate life, death, and rebirth, and unbeknownst to her, her boarder James, an overzealous wannabe DJ, has invited a few friends (the audience) into the back room of the corner store. Mrs. Krishnan has no choice but to throw the party of her life!

From New Zealand’s internationally acclaimed Indian Ink Theatre Company, the Vancity Culture Lab will be transformed, and audiences will become party guests—with seating, and standing options to suit their personal party style.

Tier 1: Top Table—these seats are positioned directly at the dining table
Tier 2: Inner Circle—these seats are on stage level circling the inner performance area
Tier 3: Cheeky Seats—these seats are also positioned on stage level, but are not raised, and are behind the Inner Circle
Tier 4: Party Animals—standing room only, positioned behind the Cheeky Seats


January 16
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Category:


The Cultch


Vancity Culture Lab
1895 Venables Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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