Our First Staged Reading Will Be:

A play in English


(Hayavadana, i.e., Horse Face)
Friday February 27 at 7:30 pm
Naatak House, 2110D Walsh Avenue, Santa Clara, CA

Written by Girish Karnad

Directed by Harish Sunderam Agastya

About the play

Hayavadana (meaning “horse-face”), is the story of three protagonists – the wise Devadatta, the well-built Kapila, and the beautiful Padmini, who is married to Devadatta and worshipped by Kapila. After the men behead themselves in a show of love and sacrifice, the Goddess Kali brings them back to life but Padmini gets their heads mixed up. Which one of them is her husband now? The play is based on Thomas Mann’s The Transposed Heads, which in turn was based on the Sanskrit text Kathasaritsagara.


Rajat Sharma, Deepak Jain, Roopcy Dhiman, Natraj Kumar, Abhishek Gulwade, Sumit Jain, Anjana Surin, Ruchi Maheshwari, Shravanti Shinde, Yaduvir Singh


Regular Price: $5 (includes refreshments)
Price for Season Pass Holders: FREE (subject to availability)
If you already have a 2015 season pass, and wish to reserve a seat for “Hayavadana”, email tickets@naatak.org.

Naatak Staged Reading Calendar

Friday Feb 27, 2015


by Girish Karnad

Sunday Apr 5, 2015

A Wife of Buddha

by Lisa Kang

Sunday Jun 7, 2015


by Tanvi Chawla Buch

Sunday Aug 2, 2015

पगला घोड़ा

by Badal Sarkar

Sunday Oct 4, 2015


by Yasmina Reza

Sunday Dec 6, 2015


by Donna Hoke

Buying a ticket for Hayavadan

Tickets to Hayavadan are now sold out. Please email harish@naatak.org if you’d like to be notified about future readings of this play.