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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"
"Hilarious, intimate, and honest"
"Exceptionally Timely"
"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