MARA - The Mastermind

Organised by: Arte Compass
  • Date:
    24 - 25 Mar 2018
  • Time:
    24 Mar, Sat: 8:00pm
    25 Mar, Sun: 4:00pm
  • Duration:
    2h 30min (with 20 mins interval)
  • Venue:
    Esplanade Theatre
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  • Admission:
    Standard: S$76, S$66, S$56, S$46, S$36
    Esplanade Box: S$76
    Premier Box A & B: S$76
    Box B - G: S$66
    Restricted view: S$66, S$56, S$46, S$36
  • Advisory:
    No admission for patron below 6 years old


Moving away from traditional plot structures, MARA explores the journey of the individual (Jeeva), as she negotiates the dangerous, dazzling maze that is the human mind (Mara). Mara, the demon who infamously attempted to entice Buddha, continues to distract humans from discovering what lies beyond worldly pleasures, the pursuit of true inner freedom. Can Jeeva break free from the chains that bind her to this world?

MARA brings together the depth of Eastern philosophy, aesthetics of Indian classical arts, and dynamism of Western stagecraft and music. On a deeper level, MARA carries a message whose relevance traverses boundaries of culture, age, geography, and time. MARA is about life, perception, transformation, and self-discovery. It is about each one of us.

MARA - The Mastermind