You want to know what Curry Bear has a secret love for besides Bollywood movies, Hajmola and sniffing women’s underwear at the laundromat? Stage plays and opera! Yes, Curry Bear was a big fan of plays and opera before the internet came around and porn occupied most of my leisure time. There was a time when Curry Bear would go to any local theater to watch any play or opera, no matter how bad the reviews. So I got extremely excited when I saw a message in my inbox about an opera based on the impossible-to-finish Bhagavad Gita. To be exact, this opera is about Arjuna. If you are a FOB like me, you may have grown up watching Mahabharat on Doordarshan TV back in India. While desi kids in America were shooting each other with nerf guns, desi kids in the India were shooting each other with arrows made from straws. Arjuna was the coolest character from the Mahabharat because he shot arrows like Legalos from Lord of the Rings.
The opera is titled Arjuna’s Dilemma and composed by Douglas J. Cuomo. Here’s what the website has to say:
Based on the Hindu epic Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna’s Dilemma finds a great warrior prince looking over a sea of soldiers on the eve of civil war. Recognizing friends and even family in the opposing army, Arjuna falters, fearful of destroying them in the ensuing slaughter. Enter the Hindu god Krishna and cue a choice—for a man with morals in a labyrinthine world—that continues to echo across centuries.
Curry Bear doesn’t often promote stuff unless I’ve been paid a lot of money or if a call-girl is sent to my house, but this looks interesting and I’m sure there are plenty of other desi people like me who like to check out plays and operas. Curry Bear is going to make a New Year’s resolution this year to be a more sophisticated person and check out plays/operas/art exhibits. That’s right, no more dirty-old-perverted Curry Bear. Yeah, I’m kidding. I’ll still be the same old Curry Bear.
Here is the website where you can get more info:
BAM Harvey Theater
Running time: 70min, no intermission
Tickets: $20, 30, 40