The Great Celestial Cow

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Apr 11 – Apr 28, 2019

Written by Sue Townsend

Directed by Sonia Desai

Great Celestial Cow mailer front - Seema

“Sita was the life and soul.  That’s what Lila said, the life and soul.  I don’t know what it means.”

“It means mama was good for a laugh.”

“Laughter is different in a village.  Here (in the big city), there are walls and echoes to make a woman’s laughter sound defiant and coarse.”

Sue Townsend made a name for herself writing children’s stories like The Secret Diaries of Adrian Mole, Age 13 3/4s.  Then, in 1984, her masterpiece about a woman searching for her own self-worth amid the great city in the West brought her international acclaim.  When the family uprooted from India and headed West to a new life, Sita was joyful.  But the reality of that new life was not quite what she expected.  And why, why was her old milk cow tagging along for the ride, if only in her mind?

This production is suitable for ages 16 and up.



Estimated run time: 2 hours.

Saturday, April 20th immediately following the performance with Guest Speaker TBA.

Cast & Crew

Snehal Bhagwat
Kelly Buynitzky
Joey DeSena
Deepak Dhar
Seema Kukreja
Maneesha Lassiter
Darius Shafa
Priya Singh
Pimpila Violette
Anu Virkar

Gabby Abrams, PSM
Rebecca Bossen, Dialects
John Capetanos, ASM
Mia Carson, Master Electrician
Maranda DaBusk, Lighting
Madison Doss, Graphics
Juan Isler, Sound
Danielle James, Props
Eric Kildow, Study Guide
Elizabeth Newton, Scenery
Greg Osbeck, TD
Courtney Pisano, ASM
Neena Rai, Costumer
Meredith Riggan, Scenic Artist
Sara Thompson, Production Dramaturg
Brennan Tutterow, AD/ASM
Carry Vaughan, House Manager


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