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"One-Woman Wonder" Priyanka Shetty’s THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM is a witty, dark comedy about just your typical Indian metalhead and software-engineer-turned-actor who must navigate life as an immigrant arriving in Trump's America. When Priyanka makes the bold move to defy her family by quitting her IT job and moving to the U.S. to pursue an acting career, things don’t quite turn out how she imagined. The play navigates Priyanka's real-life journey as she transitions from her deeply embedded roots in India to finding context and common ground in America. Gear up for a funny, tumultuous ride through immiscible cultures, unforgettable love, irreparable loss, and the desperation of not belonging anywhere.
Standing room only at The Kennedy Center. Sold-out run at NYC’s 59E59 Theaters.
“Colourful, rebellious, thoughtful.” – The Scotsman
“She’s a performer to watch!” – MD Theatre Guide
“It’s you who won’t forget The Elephant in the Room.” – Thinking Theater NYC
“Shetty has a warm energy and comfortable rapport that makes the experience engaging and enjoyable. Amusing, relatable… incisive.” – TV Jerry
“A well-written show with nicely calibrated humor… She’s a performer to watch.” – MD Theatre Guide
“Riveting, change-making theatre at its very best. A masterclass in acting… spellbinding and forceful performance. Should be seen and discussed by everyone in America.” – Erin Kahn, Stagebuddy
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