Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream

Date(s) - 22 Jan 2023
4:00 PM - 5:20 PM

Riverside Theatre Parramatta

Kutisar is dead, and lost between paradise and hell. A cantankerous vulture keeps harassing him, and a lover from his past holds the key to his salvation.

On an existential post-mortem journey to correct mistakes of his past, Kutisar joins the feisty Meera on a madcap quest to save the critically endangered vultures that play a vital role in Parsi sky burials.

Inspired by Ernest Becker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning treatise?The Denial of Death, and infused with laughter,?Paradise… blows your mind while melting your heart faster than an ice cream on a Mumbai summer day.

Supported by an immersive sound design, Jacob Rajan (The Jungle and the Sea) delivers a wildly versatile solo performance playing seven characters, including the bumbling Kutisar, the buck-toothed hero of Rajan’s beloved?The Guru of Chai.

Loaded with warmth and depth,?Paradise…?is a moving production that melds a dash of Bollywood disco and playful puppetry with thought-provoking musings on the eternal afterlife, the looming extinction of India’s sacred vulture’s, and the beauty and value of the fleeting and ephemeral.

This performance will be both Open and App captioned.

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