Oakland Theater Project and Z Space “Mahâbhârata” (SF)
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Z Space | 450 Florida Street, San Francisco, California 94110
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“It is not a story. No, not like that. History. Unverifiable history… Old History. Legend. Itahasa.”
Oakland Theater Project and Z space present an encore of Geetha Reddy’s “totally epic” (KQED) 2019 Mahâbhârata, featuring OTP Company Member J Jha in a bold, one-person retelling of the ancient text, reimagined and expanded for Z Space’s Stendler Stage. Dating from around 800 BCE, the great Indian epic boasts 100,000 verses and a cast of thousands, and is told anew to each generation of Indian children in a version that speaks to the time in which they are living. From tales of triumphant warriors to tantalizing histories woven among the battles; from boundaries broken to pathways blazed—don’t miss this audience favorite, which examines the nature of conflict, betrayal, and victory through a contemporary lens, and recounts the history of a cosmic civil war in the hope that humanity will learn not to repeat it.