The Elephant Wrestler Comes To The Cultch November 1 – 5

26 Oct

elephantwrestlerlantern-robertcattoThe Cultch and Diwali Fest present the Canadian premiere of the award-winning  Elephant Wrestler at the Historic Theatre at The Cultch. The show has been earning rave reviews in New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the U.S.  Indian Ink Theatre Company will be displaying their theatrical muscle in a tale bristling with mischief, mayhem, and the maddening magic of India. The story is inspired by a traditional Indian fairy tale in which The Elephant Wrestler follows a poor ‘chai-wallah’ (tea-seller) as he attempts to solve the interwoven mysteries of true love, tragedy and joy.  Kutisar is a dubious spiritual guide that is also a buck-toothed chameleon, channeling seventeen characters and leaping to multiple locations.  You can expect a romantic thriller which will dispense a unique brand of mystical wisdom add in some absurdity.  Expect to laugh, cry and be entertained as we hear the live soundtrack provided by his mute sidekick, Dave, is pretty amazing.  The show runs from November 1st to November 5th. Tickets are available online from The Cultch and start from $20.

What people are saying about The Elephant Wrestler:

“Rajan’s performance is a mesmerizing blend of showmanship and
charisma…impressive is the show’s bittersweet humour…
special mention must go to David Ward’s musical accompaniment” –

New Zealand Herald

 “Flawless…cleverly constructed, full of melodramatic
twists and humourous asides”

Sydney Morning Herald

“Sheer brilliance…a joy to behold”
Dominion Post

“Nothing short of genius” 
Time Out Singapore

Photo Credit: Robert Catto

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