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Aasakta Kalamanch's Gajab Kahani

Aasakta Kalamanch’s Gajab Kahani

We are happy to announce that Gajab Kahani is back for the second time to the G5A Black Box. A play thats setting lends itself perfectly to the intimate ethos of our space – it’s one theatre buffs should not miss, and is bound to offer a different experience every time you watch it.

History attests that in 1551, an elephant made the journey from Lisbon to Vienna. Solomon the elephant and his mahout had already made a long sea voyage from Goa and spent a couple of years standing about in a pen in Lisbon, before setting off for Valladolid as a present from the king to the Archduke, who travelled with him to Italy by ship and across the Alps to Vienna. In the play, loosely based on Nobel laureate Jose Saramago’s ‘The Elephant’s Journey’, Solomon and his mahout Subhro proceeded through various landscapes at an unhurried pace, attended by various functionaries and military men, and meeting along the way with villagers and townsfolk who variously interpret the sudden enigma of an elephant entering their lives.

Based on The Elephant’s Journey by Jose Saramago

Adaptation by – Amitosh Nagpal

Director: Mohit Takalkar

Light Design – Pradeep Vaiddya

Costume Design – Isha Ahluwalia

Music Design – Puneet Kumar Mishra, Mohit Takalkar

Stage Manager – Alap Vaidya, Ashish Mehta

Property Manager – Payal Patil

Assistant Director – Suyog Deshpande

Research Assistance – Girish Datar

Lights Assistance – Vikrant Thakar

Production Assistance – Vivaan Vaidya

Costume Assistance – Sachin Kamani

Masks – Sridhar Murthy

Puppet – Kapil Dev

Production Manager – Prajakta Salbarde


Jan 26 2019


7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture - Official
G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture - Official Mumbai India 400 011

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