The Candlestickmaker and Krishnan's Dairy
Presented by Singapore Repertory Theatre
Indian Ink Theatre Company
DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT
2 - 14 May 2006
Discover black holes and the formula for happiness in a tribute to Nobel Prize winning astrophysicist, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar. A young NZ Indian student, Lonely Planet guidebook in hand, sets off to discover India and finds himself trapped in the gravity of a collapsing household. Help is at hand from a one eyed uncle, a 300 year old cook and a duck. A play that reveals the mysteries of the universe and the value of a good red fish curry.
Gobi and Zina Krishnan have come to New Zealand in search of a better life. They work hard and keep their dreams stacked on the shelves of their struggling business - Krishnan's Dairy. A love story unfolds behind the counter with hilarious and tragic consequences for the hopeful, vulnerable lives of this immigrant shopkeeper and his wife; you'll never look at your dairy the same way again.
Cast: Jacob RajanCreative Team:
Written by: Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis (The Candlestickmaker), Jacob Rajan (Krishnan's Dairy)
Directed by: Justin Lewis
Designed by: John Verryt
Lighting Design: Paul O'Brien and Cathy Knowsley (The Candlestickmaker), Helen Todd, Anthony Hodgson and Cathy Knowsley (Krishnan's Dairy)
Sound Design by: Justin Lewis, Jacob Rajan, Craig Lee and David Ward (The Candlestickmaker) Justin Lewis, Jacob Rajan, Conrad Weddeand David Ward (Krishnan's Dairy)
Technical Management: Cathy Knowsley