THE KAMASUTRA CHRONICLES
Presented by Patralekhika Productions
Written by Shriya Baghwat and directed by Dione Joseph
SEX, GOOD SEX, BAD SEX, MORE SEX, NO SEX. AND WHAT’S NEXT?
What often happens behind closed doors is now taking centre stage, but it's not a topic the community really want to discuss in public. Patralekhika Productions proudly debuts its first theatrical production The Kamasutra Chronicles by new playwright Shriya Bhagwat and directed by JK Productions co-founder, Dione Joseph (I am Rachel Chu, Woman of Citrus, America REX).
Challenging traditional ideas that arise from societal conventions of the South Asian community - and the desire to assimilate to the model minority myth - the play boldly questions the choices women make for themselves and their relationships.
Tackling the hush hush and taboo topic of sex in the South Asian community, this contemporary New Zealand drama offers a glimpse into the inner workings of an Kiwi-Indian couple whose marriage is falling apart.
Can the Kamasutra help? Will its creator, the wise sage Vatsayan and his muse Vasant Sena offer the lovers any useful advice or will things spiral out of control?
Featuring a stellar line-up of actors including Gemishka Chetty (Go Home Curry Muncha) Gemma-Jayde Naidoo (City of a 100 Lovers) veteran Gujarati theatre and film actor Shailesh Prajapati and newcomer Ronnie Mondal the team are ready to bring a unique and often-silenced narrative to New Zealand’s mainstage.
Please arrive 15 minutes before show start time. Latecomers admitted into the theatre at Basement's discretion - no refunds will be given.
Please note this show is 16+ and contains references to sex and potential nudity.
$15 and $20 Basement Mates tickets available for this event. Find out more about Basement Mates here.