The River of Grace
27 Oct - 14 Nov
RUNNING TIME70 Mins
Desi drama with laughs and magic
Due to COVID-19 this production has been postponed. We hope to bring it to our stages at a later date. Please view our online brochure here.
Based on the fragrant story of the smelliest man in India, The River of Grace is a new Australian play by Patrick White award-nominee Vernon Pua.
Balakrishnan has forgone washing for decades, since his Swami has decreed that he will only conceive sons by avoiding water. His wife Lakshmi desperately tries to have him wash by seducing a politician, sharing a deep confession and manipulating a sacred river.
This fable-like tragi-comedy is set in Goa and performed in the style of the Malayan pantoum. It explores how woman are shackled by the traditions of society, and must be resourceful to free themselves, even now in the twenty-first century…a big innovative play about love, denial, politics, magic, and gender power balance.
Image: Duncan Wright
Please view our online brochure here.
Kali Srinivasan, Isha Sharvani