Mahamayi explores the eternal tussle between life and death, between the transience of one and the inevitability of the other.
The play of the Kannada writer, Chandrasekhar Kambar, is a sombre and complex narrative. It takes the directorial dexterity of Bhanu Bharti to make the multiple metaphors intelligible, to stretch the tension between the mother, the Goddess of Death and her son seeking his individuality and his liberty to reaffirm the power of life.
An ingenious and creative use of lights gives the play a surreal layering that enriches this fundamental conflict.
Mahamayi is fine and profound theatre.