written and directed by Sujit Saraf, produced by Soumya Agastya, music by Nachiketa Yakkundi
Kelley Park Amphitheater, 1300 Senter Road, San Jose
Naatak’s annual musical is set in the sixth century BCE and written entirely in rhyme. The Shakya prince Siddharth leaves his father’s palace, attains enlightenment under a peepal tree to become Buddha, roams the kingdoms of Magadh and Kaushal to persuade the world, and alters the course of human history. The play features an ensemble cast, live music and dance.
With a giant mural for a set, colorful costumes and imaginative props, the play is a visual treat, and a unique outdoor experience in the shade of lush maple and oak trees.
Can you enjoy this play if you do not speak Hindi? Yes. The text of the music (in English), similar to the libretto for an opera, will be provided during the show. Click to see an example.
run-time: 95 minutes
Proof of vaccination will be required for entry. Children under 7 will not be admitted. For the full list of our COVID precautions, visit our Covid Safety Page.
Buy 10 or more event passes.
You will receive a link to choose your show(s), and you can split your passes across shows.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question 1: How do I choose my shows?
You will receive a link. You can split your passes across different shows.
Question 2: How do I choose my seats?
Once you have chosen your show, your name will be in the door list. Your seats will be assigned at the door in order of arrival.
Question 3: What are VVIP, VIP and GENERAL seating categories?
This is the seating chart for Cubberley Theater. When we perform at other theaters, we will use equivalent seating charts.