Based on The Mahabharata and the play by Jean-Claude Carrière
Adapted and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne
April 26–May 21
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater
“A production of stunning beauty”
“An active, arresting drama with four exceptional actors”
“Extraordinary . . . a change-your-plans kind of opportunity”
“One of the most influential directors of the last century”
San Francisco Chronicle
A newly-crowned king surveys a battlefield: his army has won him the crown—but at what cost? Inspired by his groundbreaking adaptation of the ancient Indian epic The Mahabharata, legendary director Peter Brook (The Suit) has returned to his most celebrated work to create an intimate new interpretation and staging of this timeless tale. This magical story about the awesome responsibility that comes with winning a war—and the grace and wisdom required to lead a nation after victory—has striking connections to modern times, and features the master director at his finest.
Running time: 70 minutes with no intermission
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