The Guthrie WorldStage Series presents

Battlefield

based on the Mahabharata and the play by Jean-Claude Carrière 
adapted and directed by Peter Brook 
and collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne

McGuire Proscenium Stage

Overview

A can't miss theater event

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.

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Photos

Jared McNeill, Carole Karemera, Ery Nzaramba and Toshi Tsuchitori. Photo by Caroline Moreau.

Carole Karemera, Sean O’Callaghan, Jared McNeill, Ery Nzaramba. Photo by Caroline Moreau.

Photo by Simon Annand.

Sean O’Callaghan, Carole Karemera, Jared McNeill, Toshi Tsuchitori. Photo by Caroline Moreau. 

Jared McNeill, Sean O’Callaghan, Ery Nzaramba, Carole Karemera. Photo by Caroline Moreau.

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Feature story

A Guilt-Ridden Winner Takes Center Stage In Peter Brook's 'Battlefield'

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Artists

Cast

Carole Karemera
Jared McNeill
Ery Nzaramba
Sean O’Callaghan
Toshi Tsuchitori (Musician)

Creative

Toshi Tsuchitori Music
Oria Puppo Costumes
Philippe Vialatte Lighting
Thomas Becelewski Company Stage Manager

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