Aasakta Kalamanch's Gajab Kahani
Curated by: Aasakta Kalamanch & G5A

We are happy to announce that Gajab Kahani is back for the second time to the G5A Black Box. A play thats setting lends itself perfectly to the intimate ethos of our space - it's one theatre buffs should not miss, and is bound to offer a different experience every time you watch it.


History attests that in 1551, an elephant made the journey from Lisbon to Vienna. Solomon the elephant and his mahout had already made a long sea voyage from Goa and spent a couple of years standing about in a pen in Lisbon, before setting off for Valladolid as a present from the king to the Archduke, who travelled with him to Italy by ship and across the Alps to Vienna. In the play, loosely based on Nobel laureate Jose Saramago’s ‘The Elephant’s Journey’, Solomon and his mahout Subhro proceeded through various landscapes at an unhurried pace, attended by various functionaries and military men, and meeting along the way with villagers and townsfolk who variously interpret the sudden enigma of an elephant entering their lives.


Based on The Elephant's Journey by Jose Saramago

About the artist

Adaptation by - Amitosh Nagpal


Director: Mohit Takalkar


Light Design - Pradeep Vaiddya


Costume Design - Isha Ahluwalia


Music Design - Puneet Kumar Mishra, Mohit Takalkar


Stage Manager - Alap Vaidya, Ashish Mehta


Property Manager - Payal Patil


Assistant Director - Suyog Deshpande


Research Assistance - Girish Datar


Lights Assistance - Vikrant Thakar


Production Assistance - Vivaan Vaidya


Costume Assistance - Sachin Kamani


Masks - Sridhar Murthy


Puppet - Kapil Dev


Production Manager - Prajakta Salbarde

The Black Box

  • We request you to bring warm clothes as it gets chilly inside the Black Box as temperatures need to be controlled at optimum levels as per technical requirements
  • Food, beverages and water are strictly prohibited inside the Black Box. Please do not carry them in your bags either
  • Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Please do come at least 15 minutes prior to the show and enjoy a good cup of coffee at PORT
  • No Late Entries will be allowed
  • Latecomers can only be allowed in at intermission or at an appropriate pause in the program and as per the instructions of the organizers





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