MRS KRISHNAN’S PARTY
Leave your expectations at the door as you become part of a surprise party for Onam, an Indian festival celebrating the rice harvest – but you can be sure there’ll be loud costumes, masks and playful characters from the all-star Indian Ink cast of Mrs Krishnan’s
Party. Written by Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis, it’s a loose sequel to
Krishnan’s Dairy, which premiered in 1997. Twenty years on, we revisit the widowed Mrs Krishnan at the back of her shop, where lodger James has organised a surprise party for his landlady. Audience members become a third character in this immersive party-withina-play comic drama. Q Theatre, Auckland, 22 August-2 September; Theatre Royal, New Plymouth, 6- 8 September; Te Auaha, Wellington, 19-29 September; Papa Hou, Christchurch, 3-7 October.