April 13 - April 23, 2017 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage
Legendary British director Peter Brook and his longtime collaborators Marie-Hélène Estienne and Jean Claude Carrière are no strangers to epic storytelling: in 1985 they conceived, wrote and directed the Mahabharata, a nine-hour production that was lauded as one of the greatest theatrical achievements of all time. Thirty years later the collaborators have returned to the Indian epic to create this 70-minute landmark production, a revised and extended excerpt from the ancient Sanskrit poem. 

Battlefield uses four actors and a musician to evoke the apocalyptic aftermath of a war between rival members of the same family, while exploring the immeasurable costs of victory. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to experience Brook’s masterpiece on the Guthrie stage.

This production has mature content.




Area 1 Area 2 Area 3
Preview (April 13) $15 $15 $15
Sun, Wed, Thu eves $35 $25 $25
Fri & Sat eves; Matinees $40 $30 $30

Detailed Seating Charts, Group Sales, Standard Discounts and Child Policy
All prices and performances subject to change


Sunday, April 16 at 7 p.m.
Join us for a discussion with legendary director Peter Brook following the performance.


Carole Karemera

Jared McNeill 

Ery Nzaramba

Sean O’Callaghan

Toshi Tsuchitori



Music Toshi Tsuchitori 

Costumes Oria Puppo

Lighting Philippe Vialatte 

Company Stage Manager Thomas Becelewski