Guthrie Theater, 818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415

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Closed April 23, 2017

Breathtaking... A dazzling piece of theater

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Why See Battlefield?

Peter Brook's Mahabharata Reimagined

Three decades after renowned Tony Award-winning English director Peter Brook first brought The Mahabharata to stage, a brand new production based on the epic Sanskrit poem arises. Helmed by Brook, Battlefield is a timely distillation of the main theme and story of his narrative theater masterwork. The magic of the surreal adventure, as well as it's thought-provoking subject matter, still holds today.

In a land where silk scarves flow like water but also act as shrouds, where characters (and actors) are reincarnated as worms and eagles, war tears a single family asunder. As they struggle to make sense of the crimes they've suffered and perpetrated, as well as the senseless cyclical nature of war, a profound, life-affirming beauty in the face of despair can be found in moments of stillness.

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Opening night: 13 April 2017


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