–For immediate releaseâ€”
Ambassador TheateÂÂÂÂÂr Presents
Under the Shadow of Wings
Karna and Kunti by Rabindranath Tagore and Death of Tintagiles by Maurice Maeterlinck
East and West â€“ Two Plays of Mystery 150th Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagoreâ€™s Birth and 100th Anniversary of Maurice Maeterlinckâ€™s Nobel Prize
Under the patronage of the Embassy of Belgium, The Ambassador Theater is delighted to present two mystery plays: Karna and Kunti by Rabindranath Tagore of India and Death of Tintagiles by Maurice Maeterlinck of Belgium. Karna and Kunti, an episode of the Mahabharata, the Sanskrit epic that forms the basis of Hindu belief in which Karna, commander of the Kaurav army, comes to wage war against the rival Pandava clan. Kunti is the Pandava matriarch, and, secretly, Karnaâ€™s mother. She attempts to bring him back into her care to avert his army from defeating her sons, but finds that the fate of the battle has been determined long before.
The Death of Tintagiles, a forgotten classic of Symbolist Drama, is about a young boy, Tintagiles, whose family has been almost entirely obliterated by an all-powerful Queen. Under mysterious circumstances, he returns to his sisters Ygraine and BellangÃ¨re, who try to protect him from the Queen and her devious servants, to no avail.
â€œâ€¦ You never know exactly what the soul imagines it can see.â€ M. Maeterlinck
Directed and Designed by David Willinger
Music and Visual Effects by David Crandall
Lights by Marianne Meadows
Featuring: Gavin Whitt as Karna and Meera Narasimhan as Kunti; Michael “Misha” Ryjik (Tintagiles), Hanna Bondarewska (Ygraine), Paula Rich (BellangÃ¨re), Rob Weinzimer (Aglovale), Mary Suib, Gavin Whit and Meera Narasimhan (Servants)
Mead Theater Lab at Flashpoint, 916 G Street NW, Washington DC – Jan. 25 â€“ Feb. 12, 2011
Â TICKETS: $25 General AdmissionÂ |Â Â Students and Senior Citizens $15Â Â |Â Â Group Tickets $13
On line: www.aticc.org/tickets
WHEN: Â January 25-February 12, 2011
Previews: January 25, 26 at 8 p.m.
Opening: January 27, 2011, 8 PM
Fridays, 8 PMÂ |Â Â Saturdays, 3 PMÂ andÂ 8 PMÂ | Sundays, 3 PM andÂ 7:30 PM
Ambassador Theaterâ€™s mission is to build international cultural awareness, provide a high standard of international repertoire based on close relations with the diplomatic and cultural representatives of different countries in the United States, and provide international interactive educational programs for the youth of the District of Columbia, the D.C. Metro area, and around the United States.