by Rabindranath Tagore
directed by Ranjita Chakravarty

 

Oct 11th at 8:00pm
Oct 12th & 13th at 2:00pm & 6:00pm
Cubberley Theatre
4000 Middlefied Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306

 

The Kingdom of Cards by Rabindranath Tagore, written in 1937, parodies the fascist
atmosphere that hypnotized Europe and explores human responses to radical change. Desperate for
adventure, a prince decides to set out for parts unknown and ends up somewhere else: a nation filled with
walking, talking cards, all dead to the world and insistent on adhering to their many rules and laws. These
rules almost immediately start to fall apart under the prince’s skeptical scrutiny, and soon, the Cards are
dressing like humans, dancing and singing, and even falling in love while their whole world changes
around them.

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