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The Menil Collection Presents The Mahabharata

The Mahabharata
The Menil Collection
March 11 and 12, 2013 at 7 p.m.

The Menil Collection will premiere The Mahabharata, a performance piece by Oscar-winning screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière. The performance is for two nights only, March 11 and 12, 2013, at 7 p.m. in the Menil foyer. The Mahabharata is presented by EnActe Arts, Houston’s new international theatre company.

Carrière brings a tightly condensed and personal version of the Indian epic, The Mahabharata. It is based on the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s revered nine hour marathon. This abridged presentation intertwines the author’s personal journey into the Sanskrit classic.

The presentation includes sitarist and dancers on stage in the Menil foyer. Carrière will discuss researching the 2,000 year-old story’s roots and the relevance it brings to modern life.

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