Guru of Chai
Co-presented by Singapore Repertory Theatre and Indian Ink Theatre Company
6 - 17 Mar 2012
DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT
"Heart-warming cuppa that's satisfying and smooth." - SPH, The Business Times
With sold out performances in 2011, Singapore Repertory Theatre and New Zealand’s acclaimed Indian Ink Theatre Company are proud to bring back Guru of Chai in repertory with Krishnan’s Dairy in March 2012.
Once a millennium there comes a teacher who awakens us all to the power of the divine. But if you can’t wait that long, book an audience withthe Guru of Chaii! A spiritual leader who will sell you a cup of tea, charm you with his infectious smile, and take away all that is wrong with your life. Enlightenment is at hand.
A poor chaiwallah’s (tea seller’s) life is changed forever when a young girl is abandoned at a busy railway station and brings the place to a standstill with the beauty of her singing. An honest young policeman falls hopelessly in love with her but is rejected in favour of a disreputable poet. The contradictions of modern India with its iPhones and ancient gods form the backdrop to this story about the dangers of keeping your soul locked in a cage.
A heartbreakingly beautiful story of love, loss and enlightenment.
Cast: Jacob Rajan
Writers: Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis
Director: Justin Lewis
Musician, Composer and Sound Effects: David Ward
Set and Costume Designer: John Verryt
Lighting Designer: Cathy Knowsley
Dramaturg: Murray Edmond
Production Technical Manager: Anne Drakeford