Event Theatre Nisha presents ‘Yayati’
Theatre Nisha ends the year with its new production, Girish Karnad’s Yayati. Written in 1960, Yayati, Karnad’s first play, won the Mysore State Award in 1962.
It is based on an episode from the Mahabharata, where Yayati, one of the ancestors of the Pandavas, is given the curse of premature old age by his father-in-law, Shukracharya, who is incensed by Yayati’s infidelity. Yayati could redeem this curse only if someone was willing to exchange his youth with him. It is his son, Puru, who finally offers to do this for his father. The play examines the dilemma Yayati, Puru, and Puru’s young wife face.
The play will be staged at Spaces on December 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. Entry is free.