Battlefield

Based on Mahabharata and on the text of Jean-Claude Carrière. Adapted and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne

Thirty years after his Mahabharata,a memorable and monumental work, Peter Brook presents his new creation, inspired by that work, on the stage of the Teatro Cucinelli.

C.I.C.T. production – Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord
in co-production with The Grotowski Institute; PARCO Co. Ltd. / Tokyo; Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; Young Vic Theatre; Singapore Repertory Theater; Le Théâtre de Liège; C.I.R.T .; Attiki Cultural Society; Cercle des Partenaires des Bouffes du Nord

BATTLEFIELD

Based on Mahabharata and on the text of Jean-Claude Carrière
Adapted and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne
with Carole Karemera, Jared McNeill, Ery Nzaramba, Sean O’Callaghan
Toshi Tsuchitori music performed by the author
Oria Puppo costumes
lights Philippe Vialatte

Thirty years after his Mahabharata,a memorable and monumental work, Peter Brook presents his new creation, inspired by that work, on the stage of the Teatro Cucinelli.
With Battlefield, Brook brings to life a story of violence and remorse that questions our time and reflects on the conflicts that are destroying the world.
A war is tearing the Bharata family apart. Five brothers, the Pandavas, are arrayed on one side; on the other are their cousins, the Kauravas, the hundred sons of the blind king Dhritarashtra. The conflict soon becomes devastating with millions of corpses covering the battlefield. Finally the Pandavas prevail, the eldest, Yudishtira, should ascend the throne under the weight of a victory stained by the bitter taste of destruction. The old king Dhritarashtra, who just lost all his children, and the new king, his nephew Yudishtira, share the same pain, the same burning remorse, yet they must face reality and take responsibility.

Performance in English with Italian subtitles.

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