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Shakuntala (2019)

Shakuntala (2019)

Oct 31-Nov 3, 2019

Shakuntala (2019)

"I trusted a king, and put myself in his hands. He had a godlike face and a heart of stone."

Originally noted in the classic Indian epic Mahabharata, Jashodhara Sen's and Nolan Carey's adaptation of "Shakuntala" tells the timeless story of desire, love, loss and recognition between a king and a beautiful young maiden. With romance, innuendo and even a tragic curse, this radical new reconceptualization of "Shakuntala" is a spectacular blend of mythology, representation and theatricality.

Jashodhara Sen directs a cast of CU Theatre & Dance's talented student performers. Don't wait to purchase tickets! Due to limited seating, tickets sell fast. But in the intimate Loft Theatre, every audience member gets a front row experience to this play.

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Performance dates and times: 

Thursday, Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m.



Jashodhara Sen

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Samantha Piel


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Katia Holmes


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Kshitija C Saturdekar

Choreographer/Deer/Lion Cub

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Griffin Nielsen

King Dushyanta

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Gemini Zhang


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Caleb Stuart


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Elijah Pettet


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Ashlyn Billings


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Artistic Team

Scenic Designer

Maria Aki

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Assistant Dramaturg

Silvia Peckham

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Sound Designer/Music Composer

Sam Morin

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Stage Manager

Teresa Orosco

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Assistant Director

Matara Hitchcock

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