Esplanade Presents


Between 5 Cows and the Deep Blue Sea...

An Esplanade Co-production
By A Yagnya (Singapore)

25 Nov 2022, Fri, 8pm

26 Nov 2022, Sat, 3pm & 8pm

27 Nov 2022, Sun, 3pm & 8pm

1hr 30mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Theatre Studio

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Caught between traditional Indian arranged marriage and modern dating, Girl is made an unwilling participant of a bizarre game show. She is thrown around the space by Man, who morphs into everything from a Bollywood star, to a questionable fortune teller, to even Girl's Mother who has bought into The Patriarchy™ and thinks her daughter will never find happiness without getting married.


Between 5 Cows and the Deep Blue Sea...follows Girl as she struggles to come to terms with her identity, and battles with societal expectations heaped upon her. Where will this internal tug of war take her?


Performers: Indumathi Tamilselvan & Kewal Kartik


Playwright & Co-director: A Yagnya
Co-director & Dramaturg (Script): Alvin Tan
Producer: Michele Lim


Production & Costume Design: Max Tan
Multimedia & Sound Designer: Jevon Chandra
Set & Props Designer: Chan Silei (Prop-erly)
Lighting Designer: Faith Liu Yong Huay


Mask-wearing is optional. However, audiences are encouraged to continue to exercise responsibility and caution, such as wearing masks when in crowded places.

Admission Age:
13 and above
Language: English, Tamil, Japanese and some Hindi
Surtitle Language: English
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Artist Information

A Yagnya


A Yagnya is a collaborative theatre maker and Japanese translator.


Yagnya’s playwriting credits include Between 5 Cows and the Deep Blue Sea...(Previously read at Esplanade’s Raga 2020), The Oven Storyஅவன் கதை (3Pumpkins, 2020), Hi, Can You Hear Me? (Playwrights’ Cove 2020), and subTITLED 1.0 (Bridging the Gap Collective, 2021).


She has also co-written for GroundZ_0’s Prism of Truth (Huayi 2020), interpreted for ITI’s Noh Theatre Module, acted in Goddesses of Words: Angry Indian Women (Textures 2020), and dramaturged for (un)becoming (Festival of Women N.O.W. 2021). She was also a participant in a Devising for Actors and Playwrights 2021 programme by The Necessary Stage (TNS) and was engaged in a Lab with TNS on using AI in performance making.


Yagnya enjoys creating socially conscious works that challenge her audience into breaking out of their echo chambers.

Date & Time

25 Nov 2022, Fri


Esplanade Theatre Studio

26 Nov 2022, Sat


Esplanade Theatre Studio


Esplanade Theatre Studio

27 Nov 2022, Sun


Esplanade Theatre Studio


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Students, NSFs, Seniors & PWDs

Price $35 $28

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