An Indian epic, written into a film script by a British director, adapted into a puppet show by a Russian actor and puppet manipulator. We always knew the Mahabharata had an appeal for the whole of humanity, but now we see that appeal spark off a truly globe-spanning production.
Peter Brook's 10 hour film on Mahabharata has become the inspiration of Massimo Schuster's puppet-show, which will be enacted at Lalita Kala Thoranam on the 21st October at 7.30 p. m. His French fetish show, Ubu roi, has been on stage for 12 years, making him a puppeteer of international repute. The puppets for this were sculpted by the late Enrico Baj, who along with his son Andrea Baj, created the puppets for Mahabharata too.
Massimo will be working the puppets with Francisco Niccolini who is an acclaimed dramaturge, author and art director himself.
The Théâtre de l’Arc-en-Terre, Massimo's group, will be touring India and Bangladesh for three weeks, presenting the Mahabharata in Delhi, Kolkata, Dacca, Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad.
Watch the hidden nuances in the story you grew up with, seen through the eyes of a different culture and a different sensibility. For more details, please contact 2770-0734.