Duryodhana The Unconquerable

Arts and Entertainment

May 20, 2016

From: Know Theatre Of Cincinnati

Duryodhana is a ruler from one of the most talked about epics: The Mahabharata. Through the words of Duryodhana and his wife Bhanumati, this play portrays the universal nature of the rulers from the ancient times of history till the present day. Power thus becomes the central character of the story while evolving around the struggle within it. The subjects of the rulers - will they eventually rise? Do they aspire to become another ruler?

Group/Artist Bio: Since its inception, All Shades Theater has been engaged to create a bridge between the theater of the east and theater of the west. All Shades truly incorporates all the shades of life and all the shades of creation. And thus it remains color blind or colorless. Duryodhana the Unconquerable is a production towards the same objective where All Shades Theater attempts to take another bold step towards introducing a story from the east and to assimilate with the west. The style of the western theater and its grammar are being embraced yet the essence of eastern theory of theater remains uncorrupted.

Towards this essence of diversity and its appropriate visibility, All Shades Theater organized and hosted the first ever South Asian Theater Festival in Cincinnati in 2014 where participation from Know Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Unity Productions, Madcap Productions, Shark Eat Muffin, Beechmont Players and many more local theatre companies enriched the festival.

Another significant step went onto stage when All Shades Theater presented its own script 'Celebrated Silence' that engaged audience against the social evil of groping or inappropriate touch against women. Following each show there were some members of the audience who tearfully identified themselves as a victim of this less talked about social evil as well as what the silence did to their life and its morality. A few found their voices through the sudden outburst following a prolonged suffocation of silence.

All Shades Theater aspire to become the voice of many more and through portrayal of many other social injustices.

Wed, June 1, 2016, 7:25 PM
Thu, June 2, 2016, 8:25 PM
Sat, June 4, 2016, 4:00 PM
Wed, June 8, 2016, 8:25 PM
Sat, June 11, 2016, 7:25 PM

Art Academy Auditorium
1212 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202


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