Naatak presents its 46th production

A grand musical in Hindi


Judge her by the color of her skin
Cubberley Theater, Palo Alto, CA
September 6-14, 2014

Written and Directed by Sujit Saraf

About the Play

The princess Amavasya is devastatingly beautiful: black as night. Or she is so hideous that a glimpse of her milky-white face sends the victim into a three-day slumber. No one knows, because she is hidden behind a mask. What will her people see on the day she uncovers her face? Performed with music, dance, spectacular sets and costumes, AMAVASYA is an entertaining and humorous fairy-tale for grown-ups – both dark-skinned and light-skinned ones. The entire play rhymes.

The play is a Knight Foundation Grant winner. It features a unique combination of theater, music and dance – theater by NAATAK, live music composed and performed by Nachiketa Yakkundi and group, and original dance choreographed by Rasika Kumar and performed by Abhinaya Dance Company.

Language: Hindi (with English supertitles)
Run-time: 100 minutes
Children under 8 will not be admitted

Theatrical Run


SAT Sep 6, 8 pm
SUN Sep 7, 4 pm
FRI Sep 12, 8 pm
SAT Sep 13, 8 pm
SUN Sep 14, 2 pm


VIP: $31
General: $21
General Group: $18 (6 or more people)


Cubberly Theater,
4000 Middlefield Road,
Palo Alto, CA 94303