Centre Stage Creations presents Mahabharata — The Game of Gamble at GD Birla Sabhagar on August 20, 6.30pm.
This is a performance with life-sized puppets, masks and shadow puppets. The performance continuously asks if the war could have been avoided and points to the ugly truth of every war – destruction. Directed by Anurupa Roy, winner of Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar – National award for contribution to puppet theatre. Mahabharata explores the inner dilemmas of fifteen characters in the play through a stream of consciousness narrative of their past and present motives. Does each character’s single minded and unquestioning loyalty to one belief system lead to the inevitable conflict? Was there ever a moment when each of these characters could have averted war by choosing differently? Or are we doomed to make the same choices eternally?
This performance owns the Mahindra Theatre Festival Awards (META recognizes theatre’s varied elements like playwriting, set, costume and light designing, direction and performance. It is one of the highest honor in the field of theatre) for the year 2017 in three categories-Best production, Best Director and Best choreographer .T