Naatak presents its 30th production

सूर्य की अंतिम किरण से सूर्य की पहली किरण तक

(From Dusk until Dawn)
A Play in Hindi written by Surendra Verma
San Ramon, Palo Alto, and San Francisco, CA
June 20-21 & 26-28 and July 11-12, 2009

Directed by Vinita Sud Belani

Produced by Pradeep Gupta

About the Play

Tenth century, Malla kingdom. King Okkaak is the most powerful ruler of the region. But the clouds of war are gathering as rumors of a concerted attack from several neighboring kingdoms abound. A self-righteous but nervous Senate compels the heirless and impotent King to give his consent to Niyog, wherein he sends his reluctant Queen out into a horde of hopefuls to choose a surrogate husband for one night. Three lives are irrevocably altered as the sun sets and the moon rises.

What will dawn bring for each of them?

Live vocals and the fluidity of classical dance catapult this poignant tale into a multi-dimensional feast for the senses

Language: Hindi (with English supertitles)
Run-time: 120 minutes
Mature content, viewer discretion advised | Children under 12 will not be admitted | Flash photography not allowed.


SAT Jun 20, 6 pm
SUN Jun 21, 2 pm & 6 pm
FRI Jun 26, 6 pm
SAT Jun 27, 8 pm
SUN Jun 28, 3 pm
SAT Jul 11, 6 pm
SUN Jul 12, 2 pm & 6 pm


General: $20 ($15 until June 11)
VIP: $35 ($25 until June 11)


Front Row Theater
10550 Albion Road
San Ramon, CA 94582

Cubberley Theater (Map)
4000 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94303

NOHSpace (Map)
2840 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110