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About This Show

Thirty years after his legendary sunset-to-sunrise production of The Mahabharata consecrated the BAM Harvey stage, director Peter Brook returns with Battlefield, a breathtaking distillation of the central story in the ancient Sanskrit poem. In the wake of an apocalyptic civil war, a remorseful King Yudishtira—his hands still bloodied from the carnage—desperately seeks some just way to rule over murderers and murdered alike. Silk scarves become rivers and shrouds; four actors are reincarnated as worms and eagles, victims and perpetrators; and a single instrumentalist (a veteran of Brook’s original production) scores the bleak peace of oblivion, giving haunting new life to this staggering Indian epic.

Show Details

Running Time: 1hr 20min (0 intermissions)
Dates: Opening Night: September 28, 2016 Final Performance: October 9, 2016

Theatermania Review

| | October 4, 2016
Peter Brook’s ”Mahabharata” returns to BAM in a much-reduced state.

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