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The Masrayana


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Presenting a modern-day nightmare in old-timey dress, William C. Kovacsik's story-theater piece, which includes music and dance, recounts the ordeal of an Indian farmer struggling to reclaim his identity after his unscrupulous brother and corrupt officials conspire to have him declared legally dead in order to seize his land. As Mr. Masra's existential crisis unfolds in this joint production by Prop Thtr and the South Asian-oriented Rasaka Theatre Company, his story turns into an impassioned plea for the dignity of all people disenfranchised by the march toward modernity. Anish Jethmalani's sharp production crackles.

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