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"I dare you to see it and not root for her"
"She's a performer to watch!"
"Shetty is an immensely appealing presence..."
"Absolutely captivating!"
"Hilariously brilliant!"
"The wondrously talented Priyanka Shetty"
"OUTSTANDING!"
"Hilarious, intimate, and honest"
"Exceptionally Timely"
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"Charming and arresting..."
"A fireball of energy and creativity"
"A standout performance."
"Shetty is formidable in this one-woman show"
"Fucking fantastic!"
"It's you who won't forget The Elephant in the Room."
The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

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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 US to pursue an acting career, things don't quite turn out how she imagined. Watch Priyanka's real life story unfold as she transitions from her deeply embedded roots in India to find 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.

4 stars and Voted Most Popular by The Scotsman. 

Winner of "Edgy as Fuck" Award at the 2023 Orlando Fringe!

“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

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Washington DC - TBA

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Time

Venue

Mar 2025

TBD

TBA

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Cleveland, OH - TBA

Date

Time

Venue

14-17 Nov 2024

TBD

TBA

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Chicago, IL - DePaul University

Date

Time

Venue

28 Oct 2024

TBD

TBA

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Oregon - Patricia Reser Center for the Creative Arts

Date

Time

Venue

17-20 Oct 2024

7:00 PM

Oregon State

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Chicago, IL - TBA

Date

Time

Venue

11-12 Oct 2024

TBD

TBA

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San Jose, CA - TBA

Date

Time

Venue

13 Sep 2024

TBD

TBA

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Washington DC - Keegan Theatre [PREMIERE]

Date

Time

Venue

1-23 Jun 2024

8:00 PM

Keegan Theatre

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Norristown, PA - Theatre Horizon

Date

Time

Venue

17-19 May 2024

7:30 PM

Theatre Horizon

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Johnson City, NY - Goodwill Theatre

Date

Time

Venue

23 Mar 2024

2PM & 7PM

Firehouse Stage

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Rolla, MO - Leach Theatre

Date

Time

Venue

10 Feb 2024

7:30 PM

Missouri S&T

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Philadelphia, PA - Azuka Theatre [PREMIERE]

Date

Time

Venue

1-19 Nov 2023

8:00 PM

Louis Bluver Theatre

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Seattle, WA - Pratidhwani

Date

Time

Venue

23-29 Sep 2023

7:30 PM

Taproot Theatre

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London, ON - Palace Theatre

Date

Time

Venue

21-26 Aug 2023

6:00 PM

Procunier Hall

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Winnipeg, MB - Théâtre Cercle Molière

Date

Time

Venue

20-29 Jul 2023

5:45 PM

Theatre Cercle Moliere

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Washington DC - Theater J

Date

Time

Venue

14-16 Jul 2023

8:00 pm

DCJCC