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Elephant In The Room by Yuki Ellias

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Sun, 10 Nov 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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“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.

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Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices 4th Floor, Rear Wing, Brahmananda Court, #37 Lal Bagh Road (On the left side, before Lal Bagh Passport Office) Bangalore 560027 Bangalore India 560027
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We all are half done, we all are incomplete. Mohan Rakesh's Aadhe Adhure is what true theatre is. It is pure drama written with a very nuanced and methodical understandings of human psyche. It repeatedly draws often the theme of our expectations and reality. Are we happy with what we have? Can we ever be happy? What is happiness?

In Aadhe Adhure, Mohan Rakesh takes an ordinary family where the family relationships are already crumbling. The wife is the only earning member in a family of 5, the husband has lost all his self-confidence. The elder daughter eloped and married but is still struggling to find happiness, her younger brother has reached of age but yet to find a job and the youngest teenager has coming of age problems coupled with a need to get attention. The wife is tired of taking care of everyone and has her own desires and ambitions.

Rakesh wastes no time in setting up the tension, but he never lets go off it. This is a story where everyone is at fault and yet no-one is. Rakesh unfolds the story brilliantly and his command over his audience is splendid.

TOYO - Theatre on your own, uses minimal props to render the story. At some points, it feels mere a dramatic reading of the play yet the actors render their roles with a gloom that stays with you even after the play gets over. There is also a minimal use of shadow effects yet it adds exponential flavoring.

Aadhe Adhure is a must watch play. You can take your parents to this one and it will be a discussion point for the way back home.

- by Arvind for TOYO(Theatre on your own) organized by Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices .
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