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Indian Ink Theatre Company
Paradise or The Impermanence of Ice Cream
About the event
Take a wild ride to paradise with Indian Ink’s powerful new play about impermanence—of life, love . . . and ice cream! Described as “flawless” by Theatrescenes and “a joy to see” by Theatreview, this glorious production is inspired by Ernest Becker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Denial of Death and the vibrant, life–filled chaos of India’s most cosmopolitan city, Mumbai.
Jacob Rajan delivers a dazzling solo performance as he channels seven characters, weaving the afterlife and a dash of Bollywood disco into the real-life mystery of India’s vanishing vultures. A man trying desperately to avoid death is flung between limbo and his past, where a rebellious young woman holds the key that may guide him to paradise. Infused with serious laughter, exquisite puppetry, and inspired sound design, this show is guaranteed to blow your mind and melt your heart.
About Indian Ink Theatre Company
The artistic partnership of Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis is now comfortably in its second decade. Inspired by a love of mask and story, they continue to pursue their idea of the “Serious Laugh”—opening mouths with laughter to slip serious ideas in. With a series of remarkable productions in intimate scale that blend western theatrical traditions with eastern flavors, they’ve shaped Indian Ink to become one of New Zealand’s most successful theatre companies, receiving 13 national and international awards, significant critical acclaim, standing ovations, and sell-out seasons in New Zealand and overseas. Since 1997, more than 400,000 people have had their lives enriched by these original plays. The aim is to leave an indelible imprint on your heart; that’s why they’re called Indian Ink.