Mareech The Legend - Theater Play
Friday, November 20, 2009 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)
Tickets ARE available at the Box Office for $10 for the Saturday shows.
Please call 857-991-9284 for any questions.
Gritty, ballsy, wickedly funny and politically effervescent, Mareech the Legend is a cult hit in modern Indian drama. In his cleverly crafted play-within-a-play, Bengali playwright, Arun Mukherjee draws parallels between different forms of human exploitation and power politics by transposing the action from a historic setting to contemporary times.
Mukherjee draws his energizing ideas from many sources, including the great Indian epic, The Ramayana. Besides providing an intriguing character study
into Mareech (the demon/master illusionist who took on the guise of a
golden doe to assist Ravana in the abduction of Sita) this story also
mimics more contemporary, relevant situations and delves into the
psyche of oppressed Indian peasants who are manipulated by powerful,
class-conscious, political bigwigs for their own gains.
That is the great power of Mareech The Legend - that while it is rooted firmly in the past, its link to the present is explicit.
Told with a mélange of dramatically different, engaging characters, all of whom refuse to let the play come to its logical conclusion by arguing with the soothsayers who string the narrative along with humor and song. Watch, as they all joust for space to re-live the relevance of an all-too-familiar Indian epic tale.
Please select tickets for the following show times:
Show 1: November 20th, 2009. 7:30 p.m.
Show 2: November 21st, 2009. 2:00 p.m.
Show 3: November 21st, 2009. 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are available at the Box Office for $10. Please call 857-991-9284 for any questions
Parental guidance is advised.
Please do not print your ticket, we will have your name on our list.
This event is carbon neutral.
Parking is available at venue at no charge.
Catering by Guru the Caterer, Sommerville
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SETU is a non-profit theater group in the Boston area.
Our mission is to build bridges between Indian and Western cultures through the medium of theater.
SETU will selectively produce plays to project the ways of life in India in a global context. It will attempt to highlight India's social, political and economic scenarios from the past and the present. India has rich and diverse tradition in drama beginning from ancient times by Sanskrit playwrights. Indian theater has found expressions in diverse forms from folk theater to musicals to modern drama forms. SETU will attempt to present some of these in the contemporary context and, in the process, create a better appreciation of India's heritage and culture.
SETU means "bridge" in several Indian languages
SETU is non-profit under section 501(c)(3)