Season 2022: featuring our 100th Production!

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Season 2022: featuring our 100th production

June 12 – June 25 | Cubberley Theater | Palo Alto

98. हयवदन

written by Girish Karnad, directed by Harish Agastya
(in Hindi, with supertitles in English)
HAYAVADAN (“horse-face”) is Girish Karnad’s best known classic, and one of the most frequently staged plays in India. Padmini is married to the wise Devadatt and attracted to the well-built Kapil, but the love triangle is turned upside down when the men’s heads and bodies are miraculously switched. Based on The Transposed Heads, Thomas Mann’s re-telling of a fable from Kathasaritasagar, HAYAVADAN is a tale of unrequited love and imperfection. Our presentation of the play will be grand, with original music compositions, choreographed fight sequences, stylized movements, imaginative costumes and make-up.

July 22 – August 7 | Campbell

99. The Sixth Pillar

written and directed by Vikram Ramanarayanan
(in English and Hindi)
The children of an Indian diplomat in San Francisco drift into Islamic radicalism. Inspired by real life events, the play follows their quest to discover the promised land, and their parents’ frantic efforts to reclaim them.

September 10 – October 2 | Cubberley Theater | Palo Alto

100. रामायण

adapted for the stage and directed by Sujit Saraf
(in Hindi, with supertitles in English)
Valmiki’s great epic, brought to stage to celebrate NAATAK’s 100th PRODUCTION after 27 years of performances. Drawn from Tuslidas’s Ramacharitamanas, our grand production of RAMAYAN is imagined with fantastic costumes, live music and dance, and an ensemble cast.

December 2 – December 18 | Campbell

101. K.K.

written by Sujit Saraf, directed by Vikas Dhurka
(in Hindi, with supertitles in English)
K.K. arrives in Connaught Place, New Delhi, and finds his way through fruit vendors, card players, booksellers, security guards, shoppers, shopkeepers, film goers, gangsters and gold smugglers, who each take something from him in this faux-Hindi-film romp. There are hundreds of characters in the play, but a single actor who walks through imaginary crowds.

Frequently Asked Questions

For each production in 2022, we will invite you to choose your show four weeks before the production opens.
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