Asia Society Texas Center presents Sarpa Sutra

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Sarpa Sutra (SerpentSpeak) brings together theater, dance and music in an allegorical revenge cycle that mirrors our lives and times. Urged by the fire god Agni, superhero Arjuna destroys the Khandava forest, destroying serpent king Takshaka's wife and the entire kingdom. Takshaka in turn kills Arjuna's grandson, Parikshit. In a colossal sacrifice, Parikshit's grandson Janamejaya destroys the whole race of snakes.

Throughout, serpent woman Jaratkaru urges her son Astika to stop the genocide. Can Astika save the planet?



Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004


$25 general public; $15 Asia Society Texas Center members.
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