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Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream

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Indian Ink Theatre Company

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90 minutes


$30- $49

Event description

Take a wild ride to paradise with Indian Ink’s powerful new play about impermanence – of life, love... and ice cream!

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 returns as Kutisar from The Guru of Chai, and delivers another 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 beautiful, funny, and sad meditation on what we do with the time we have is guaranteed to blow your mind and melt your heart as you are transported between life, death, and Mumbai.

Funny and delightfully interrogative of the human condition.

— Time Out
★★★★1/2 The first play ever penned about both vultures and ice cream

— The Sydney Morning Herald


Audio Description

Introductory Notes for Paradise 21 Oct 2023