Andha Yug (The Age of Darkness) Tickets

Andha Yug (The Age of Darkness) Tickets

Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown
Sep 29, 2023 - Oct 1, 2023
2 hrs & 30 mins (incl. intermission)

About Andha Yug (The Age of Darkness)

Bharati's "Andha Yug" (The Age of Darkness) is perhaps one of the best plays ever from India. Written with the backdrop of the aftermath of WWII and a probable nuclear holocaust, threatening an existential crisis, the play begins on the 18th day of the Mahabharata war and ends with the "death" of Lord Krishna.

A strong double cast will bring these powerful dynastic characters to life, along with dancers, narrators and choristes. An all-male cast, Purush, portrays 15 Pandava and Kaurava males and their allies with Gandhari being played by the only female actress. This, however, is "flipped" in the second all-female cast (Naaree) in which the sole female character is portrayed by a male actor.

Original Hindi Playwright: Dharamvir Bharati

Translation to English: Alok Bhalla

Casting & Direction: Subrata Das