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Geelong Performing Arts Centre's 2019 Deakin University Theatre Season

Guru of Chai

By Justin Lewis and Jacob Rajan

The contradictions of modern India with its iPhones and ancient gods come alive in this outrageously funny and heartbreakingly beautiful production. A poor chai-wallah has his life changed forever when a young girl is abandoned at a busy railway station and brings the place to a standstill with the beauty of her singing. Our Guru (Jacob Rajan), is a buck-toothed chameleon, channelling 17 characters and leaping to multiple locations, delivering a serpentine romantic thriller while dispensing dubious spiritual wisdom. He is by turns charming, loathsome and absurdly profound. Laughter, heartbreak and enlightenment abound – not to mention the killer live soundtrack provided by his mute side-kick, Dave (Adam Ogle). Scooping Best Play, Best Actor and Best Composer at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards New Zealand, Guru of Chai has gone on to sell-out tours around the world.

 Duration: 80 mins


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Drama Theatre
Geelong Performing Arts Centre,
50 Little Malop St, Geelong


Wed, 31 Jul 2019 08:00 PM 31 Jul 08:00PM Ended
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 08:00 PM 01 Aug 08:00PM Ended
Fri, 02 Aug 2019 08:00 PM 02 Aug 08:00PM Ended
Sat, 03 Aug 2019 01:00 PM 03 Aug 01:00PM Ended
Sat, 03 Aug 2019 08:00 PM 03 Aug 08:00PM Ended

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