2 May 2021

Jacob Rajan's new play is coincidentally timely

From Standing Room Only, 12:45 pm on 2 May 2021

A play about impermanence, a population under threat and set in India - it sounds like it's just been created in response to the current pandemic crisis.

But writer and actor Jacob Rajan wrote the script for Paradise or The Impermanence Of Ice Cream after his and director Justin Lewis's latest trip to India back in 2019. 

Jacob and Justin founded the Indian Ink Company 20 years ago, and its back catalogue includes Krishnan's Dairy and The Guru of Chai.

The plays were always designed to tour, here and overseas.  But the pandemic's curtailed those overseas shows for the foreseeable future.

Lynn Freeman talks to Jacob Rajan about the new play.  It had a development season last year, and after some big changes, Paradise is about to tour the country.

Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream starts its national tour in Wellington, at Te Auaha on the 20th of May.