Indians throw crazy parties.
Heard of Diwali? A million lamps floating on a river and fireworks to wake the dead. Heard of Holi? An explosion of colour and joy and massive dry cleaning bills.
How about Onam? No?
It’s the harvest festival, and this one could be the craziest of them all!
Mrs Krishnan has invited a few friends into the back room of her dairy (yes – Krishnan’s Dairy) to celebrate Onam and the return home of her son. But when James, her over zealous border and wannabe DJ gets wind of it, a 100 strangers turn up and Mrs K has no choice but to throw the party of her life.
If you liked Kalyani Nagarajan as Sasha in The Pickle King you’re going to love her as Zina Krishnan in Mrs Krishnan’s Party.
Join us for an evening that’s sure to get you into the Christmas spirit!
The Company brings lighting, set, costumes, and props to your selected venue (e.g. home or office) to create a truly magical occasion for your invited audience. There is no limit to the number of guests you can invite - as long as there's enough space for them and the performers. The Artists are Arts Laureate Jacob Rajan and talented young musician Adam Ogle, supported by our stage manager who will ensure that all technical and production elements happen without a hiccup. The performance lasts 80 minutes and as an added bonus, if you wish it, Jacob is happy to chat with your guests after the show.
The all-inclusive fee for this wonderul and unforgettable experience is only NZ$6,500 including GST.
Kalyani Nagarajan is a recent graduate of Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School. She has studied in France with Master Clown Phillipe Gaulier, where she performed Mask, Moliere and Melodrama. Her recent works include, Auckland Theatre Company’s POLO, TV series, Brokenwood Mysteries, The International Comedy Festival as well as touring The Gruffalo around New Zealand and Australia. Kalyani is very passionate about her culture and representing her background in the New Zealand arts industry. She has practiced Bharatha Natyam (Indian classical dance) for 14 years and is currently very interested in the study of accents, with many down her sleeve including Cantonese, South African, Indian, Boston and more. She is wanting to devise work and create comic yet heart-warming pieces that can give life and dignity to ordinary characters we usually ignore in society.
“The best performance though is provided by Kalyani Nagarajan, with her mixture of the whimsical and pragmatic approach to life. She comes across as the only real, three-dimensional characters in the play with sensitive naturalism” John Daly, NBR.
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