“Malvikagnimitram” – A Broadway Style Musical

August 23, 2019

August 23, 2019

7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Shree Swaminarayan Temple, 1667 Amwell Road, Franklin Township, NJ 08875

$20

Event Description

This famous musical by Mahakavi Kalidas uses interesting combination of live performers and puppetry, an ancient Indian art form.

About this Event

World Hindu Council of America (VHPA) present MALAVIKAGNIMITRAM, a Broadway style romantic musical performance based on the epic drama by Mahakavi Kalidas. The play is presented by Dhaatu Puppet Theatre and directed by Anupma Hoskere. The play uses an interesting combination of live performers and puppetry. For non-Hindi audience, commentary in English will be provided.

This event is being organized to raise funds for the “SUPPORT A CHILD” project.

Malvikaagnimitram is believed to be Kalidas’s very first lyrical drama. It tells the story of the love of Agnimitra, the Shunga Emperor at Vidisha, for Malavika, the beautiful maiden of his chief queen. He must resort to the help of his jester and playa game of subterfuge merely to look at the girl. When the queen discovers her husband’s passion for this girl, she becomes infuriated and has Malavika imprisoned. But as fate would have it, it is found that Malavika is of royal birth, and is eventually accepted by the queen as her equal.

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