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Preview: Welcome to the Murder House

by librarykris on May 23, 2018 in Theatre, Uncategorised

Indian Ink Theatre Company present their latest show written by Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis  and commissioned by American theatre company South Coast Repertory Theatre. Welcome to the Murder House is a deliciously dark tragedy of comic proportions.

The dawning of the electric age in 1890’s America brought about massive technological and social change creating winners and losers. A gang of death row convicts are set free for one wild night to tell the tragic story of their hero: the man who invented the electric chair. These convicts give an ironic twist to the true tale of how Thomas Edison and a dentist become entangled in this invention in the name of progress. The fictional injection of real Indian scientist Chandra Bose (whose world-leading research into electricity was ahead of its time) gives an Indian Ink twist to the telling.  

The play marks the return of Indian Ink’s co-founder Jacob Rajan and award-winning musician David Ward to the New Zealand stage for the world premiere. Completing the cast are Quentin Warren, Jacque Drew, and Patrick Carroll who tackle a serious subject with humour and sass and portray multiple characters between them. Presented in dynamic vaudevillian style the show features comedy, puppetry, live music, song and dance.

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