'Entertaining and thought-provoking…had the audience spellbound' - The Hindu.
Inspired by mythology, Elephant in the Room plays homage to Lord Ganapati, in this quirky and poignant reinterpretation of his story. The protagonist is a young boy interestingly named Master Tusk, who has been given a new head – an elephant’s! Confused and bewildered, he finds himself lost in the forest. Danger lurks at every turn.
He encounters a motley couple – Makadi (spider) and Moork (poacher), a clumsy duo in search of a big-ticket ransom. They kidnap Master Tusk, but their scheme goes awry when a prophecy is revealed and changes everything. Amidst a cursed love affair, an encounter with an eccentric old elephant and a hunt for a missing head, Master Tusk sets off on an adventure that changes his life. But will he be able to carry his head on his shoulders?
According to the show's Director, Yuki Ellias, Elephant in the Room “is a story about a boy who has an elephant head and is in search of his missing one. This journey of his brings in its wake the story of identity, patriarchy and the idea of the balance between God, man and nature.”
It is a fascinating solo performance. In the space of one hour Yuki Ellias plays eight characters including that of Master Tuck, the young boy, Makadi, the spider and Moork, the poacher among others.
Of Yuki Ellias, The Hindu said “It’s easy to forget that Yuki is petite: on the stage, she’s tall, lithe and graceful, and gives all eight characters that she plays a life and distinction. Accents, body language, facial expressions, everything changes as she slips easily in and out of the different characters. It’s a pleasure to watch her perform.” And continued about the show...“It was entertaining and thought-provoking, and for an entire hour (and for quite some time after) had the audience spellbound.”