MANDALA PRESENTS DIWALI: THE STORY OF RAM
OCTOBER 8 AT THE HARRIS THEATER
Annual Performance Features Dance, Live Music, Historic Paintings
In celebration of the Indian holiday festival of Diwali, Mandala South Asian Performing Arts, which connects audiences and students with the vibrancy, flavors, and colors of the performing arts traditions of South Asia, presents a family-friendly performance program combining dance, music, and the 17th century art of Mewar, a region in India. Diwali: The Story of Ram takes place October 8 at 7.30 p.m. at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E. Randolph, Chicago).
Celebrating the 75th anniversary of Indian independence, this spectacle represents Mandala’s interpretation of the ancient epic Ramayana, a classic tale that spans across cultures, producing a multidimensional performance work that combines contemporary culture and mythology. The tale of Ram, his beloved wife Sita, and his brother Lakshman exiled in the forest—at odds with the brilliant king Ravana—weaves together the multiculturalism of South Asia.
Tickets are $15–150 and are available at mandalaarts.org. All programming is subject to change.