I Do, I Do in Delhi Or How to Survive an Indian Wedding is one woman’s delightful journey half way across the world to learn about herself and another culture. As part of the indyFringe Theatre Festival, you can catch this show at the Phoenix Theatre. Downstairs in the Cabaret Theater, sponsored by Storytelling Arts of Indiana, Karenina takes us along with her to India as she finds herself at Indiana nuptials.
The actor Karen, playing the part of Karenina, captures the Indian flavor beautifully. The joyfulness and hospitality of the culture shines through, as well as the rituals associated with India. A wedding in India is no small affair, as Karenina discovers. Late night after late night leave her exhausted and thrilled as she navigates the cultural waters.
Although this is a one woman show, many characters grace the stage. Karenina captures the physicality and voices of over a dozen characters including her hosts dog, Yahoo. The bohemian woman seems to soak everything she can out of life, and is a truly comparable to Rosalind Russell’s Auntie Mame.
This original script is beautifully written. With the snap of her fingers and some wonderfully descriptive metaphors and phrases, Karenina has us all in the middle of Delhi watching the bride and groom approach their “crucifixion.” Her desire to be a part of their world, to contribute in her own with with music from her flute and her talent for collage, serves to reveal her fears and excitments about her own life and her trip.
This is a great show to take your girlfriends, daughter, sister or mother to. The delicacy with which Karenina facilitates our experience through this journey in this world will make you laugh and pluck at your heart strings. This show has come directly from New York City, and is making a splash in Indianapolis.
Their truly is something for everyone at the indyFringe Theatre Festival. Indianapolis performing arts and Indianapolis art have taken over Mass Ave. Indianapolis downtown is buzzing as the lights shine on the stages of a handful of Indianapolis theaters. Do not miss this wonderful Indianapolis festival.
For more information about the indyFringe Festival visit their website. Happy Fringing!
I Do, I Do in Delhi Or How to Survive an Indian Wedding
Friday, August 21, 9:oo pm
Saturday, August 22, 4:30 pm
Sunday, August 23, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, August, 26, 6:00 pm
Saturday, August, 29, 10:30 pm
Sunday, August 30, 4:30 pm