The Great Celestial Cow

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Apr 11 – Apr 28, 2019

Written by Sue Townsend

Directed by Sonia Desai

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“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?



Estimated run time: 2 hours.

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

Cast & Crew


Gabby Abrams, PSM
Maranda DaBusk, Lighting
Eric Kildow, Study Guide
Elizabeth Newton, Scenery
Greg Osbeck, TD
Meredith Riggan, Scenic Artist
Sara Thompson, Production Dramaturg
Carry Vaughan, House Manager


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