“A fine performance of vivid artistry” – The Scotsman, UK
“Human and humorous… Entertaining and thought-provoking” – The Hindu
Dur Se Brothers and Shoonya present The elephant in the Room “A boy in search of his head” A solo show performed & directed by Yuki Ellias Story by Yuki Ellias / Script by Sneh Sapru Nov 10, 2019 | 5.00 PM TICKETS: INR 300
Master Tusk is a young boy, who has been given a new head – an elephant’s head. Confused and bewildered, he finds himself lost in the forest. Danger lurks at every turn. He encounters a motley couple – Makadi (spider) and Moork (poacher), a clumsy duo in search of a big-ticket ransom. They kidnap Master Tusk, but their scheme goes awry when a prophecy is revealed and changes everything. Amidst a cursed love affair, an encounter with an eccentric old elephant and a hunt for a missing head, Master Tusk sets off on an adventure that changes his life. But will he be able to carry his head on his shoulders? Inspired by the world of Indian mythology, Elephant in the Room plays homage to the beloved God, Lord Ganapati, in this quirky and poignant reinterpretation of his story.
WINNER of 3 MAHINDRA EXCELLENCE IN THEATRE AWARDS:-
*** Yuki Ellias – LEAD ACTOR (FEMALE) *** Asmit Pathare – LIGHT DESIGN *** Sumaiya Merchant – COSTUME DESIGN Also NOMINATED for:- *** Best PLAY *** Best Original Script ***Best Set Design ***Best Director
CREDITS:- Story by YUKI ELLIAS Script by SNEH SAPRU Conceived, Directed & Performed by YUKI ELLIAS Costumes & Set Designed by SUMAIYA MERCHANT Lights Designed & Operated by ASMIT PATHARE Sound Design by SEEMINGLY THAT (ADRIEL GEORGE & PRUTHU PARAB) Sound Operated by YAEL CRISHNA / PRIYANKA BABBAR Executive Producer – NILOUFER SAGAR Live Show Photos by C. GANESAN / RAFEEQ ELLIAS / VIRAJ SINGH A DUR SE BROTHERS Production Originally commissioned by The Prakriti Foundation for The Park New Festival in 2016.
|| ABOUT THE ARTIST
Yuki Ellias~ Yuki is an actor, teacher, movement director, and filmmaker. She studied theatre at the Jaques Lecoq International School for Theatre in Paris, and London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA). Yuki conducts training to various groups and practicing actors in the creation of site-specific devised interventions, corporates, and highly specific workshops for theatre professionals. Yuki worked as an actress in Tim Supple’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream touring for three years with the show to the UK, US, Canada, Australia, and Italy.
She has performed with various theatre companies in Mumbai including The Company Theatre, The Industrial Theatre Company, and Q Theatre Productions. As a Movement Director, she has worked with UK’s leading opera company, Opera North, on their 2007 production of Mozart’s Magic Flute. Yuki is a founding member of the innovative production company Dur Se Brothers, which has produced the successful shows Charge! and Yatagarasu.