Enduring 2600 years as one of the world's most widely-read classics, Ramayana [pronounced ra-MY-a-na] tells the story of Prince Ram, who, banished from his kingdom, leaves with his true love Sita and brother Laksmana to find a new home. The trio makes its way deep into the forest, encountering an array of magical characters, including: tribal folk and gentle forest animals, giants and wizards, heroic monkeys and bears, an enchanted golden deer and a wild, smoke-breathing dragon!
Now in its 36th year, Mount Madonna School's Ramayana is the longest running Western production of the Indian classic epic. The show features a cast of more than 200 student performers, ages 3 to 19, accompanied by a choir and adult musicians. It is a story of love, adventure, separation and an eventual joyous reunion, in an ancient allegory of the battle of good and evil. The show is filled with exciting action, spectacular costuming, family humor and original, live music.
As the story unfolds, relevant, profound and subtle themes emerge, not only the power of goodness and the determination of love, but also the need for compassion to all beings.
A rich performing arts tradition and integrated arts curriculum make Mount Madonna School performances outstanding. Put aside any stereotypes of what "school play" might bring to mind, think professional quality, phenomenal, authentic costumes, staging, musical talents and dramatic accomplishment. These kids work hard and it shows!
Bringing Ramayana to life each year is a labor of love for the crew as well, with hundreds of faculty, staff, parents and volunteers contributing in myriad ways. This is testament to the strong volunteer spirit and community-building efforts espoused by the small Central Coast school known for strong academics, performing arts and producing volleyball champs.
Mexican Heritage Theater - School of Arts and Culture @ MHP
1700 Alum Rock Ave
San Jose, CA 95116
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|