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Based on  The Mahabharata  and the play by  Jean-Claude Carrière
Adapted and directed by  Peter Brook  and  Marie-Hélène Estienne

April 26–May 21, 2017
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater

“A production of stunning beauty”
Le Figaro


“An active, arresting drama . . . with four exceptional actors”
Washington Post


“Extraordinary . . . a change-your-plans kind of opportunity”
Chicago Tribune

“One of the most influential directors of the last century”
San Francisco Chronicle

A newly-crowned king surveys a battlefield: his army has won him the crown—but at what cost? 
Inspired by his groundbreaking adaptation of the ancient Indian epic The Mahabharata, legendary director Peter Brook (The Suit) has returned to his most celebrated work to create an intimate new interpretation and staging of this timeless tale.
 This magical story about the awesome responsibility that comes with winning 
a war—and the grace and wisdom required to lead a nation after victory—has striking connections to modern times, and features the master director at his finest.

Running Time: 70 minutes with no intermission

Performances take place at A.C.T.’s Geary Theater, 415 Geary Street, San Francisco .


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The Geary Theater

405 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA

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1127 Market Street
San Francisco, CA

Box Office hours:

Phone hours
Monday–Saturday  10–6 p.m. or curtain*
Sunday 10–4 p.m. or curtain*

Geary Theater walk-up hours
Monday–Saturday  10–6 p.m. or curtain*
Sunday  10–4 p.m. or curtain*

Strand Theater walk-up hours
Monday–Saturday  10–6 p.m. or curtain*
Sunday  CLOSED

*Please check performance schedule for curtain times.

For all performances, no children under five years old permitted.
Please note that the box office will be closed in observance of the following national holidays: New Year's Day; Thanksgiving; and Christmas