Naatak presents its 46th production
A grand musical in Hindi

Judge her by the color of her skin

Written and Directed by Sujit Saraf
September 6-14

The princess Amavasya is devastatingly beautiful: black as night. Or she is so hideous that a glimpse of her milky-white face sends the victim into a three-day slumber. No one knows, because she is hidden behind a mask. What will her people see on the day she uncovers her face? Written entirely in verse and performed with music, dance, spectacular sets and costumes, AMAVASYA is a fairytale for dark-skinned grown-ups. And perhaps light-skinned ones.

The play is a Knight Foundation Grant winner. It features a unique combination of theater, music and dance - theater by NAATAK, live music composed and performed by Nachiketa Yakkundi and group, and original dance choreographed by Rasika Kumar and performed by Abhinaya Dance Company.  

Language: Hindi (with English supertitles)
Run-time: 100 minutes
Note: Children under 8 will not be admitted


VIP: $26 ($31 after AUG 17)
General: $16 ($21 after AUG 17)

General (10 or more): $13

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Naatak is a San Francisco Bay Area-based theater company dedicated to producing entertaining and thought-provoking plays. Since its founding in 1995 by students at UC Berkeley and Stanford, Naatak has staged 45 productions in Hindi, English and Tamil. Naatak is a registered 501c(3) non-profit organization.
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