Chitra - Shaw Festival Theatre

Be careful what you wish for: the gods are listening.
Royal George Theatre
June 11 - October 8
Dates & Tickets
Explore the play


A warrior princess and a warrior hero in love. It sounds simple enough, but things are more complicated in Rabindranath Tagore’s one-act play based on a story from the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata. Chitra, a warrior princess raised as a boy, begs the gods for perfect beauty so she can win the affections of Arjuna. An enchanting poem of false appearance and true love.

Technical Credits
By Rabindranath Tagore
Directed and choreographed by Kimberley Rampersad
Set and costumes designed by Anahita Dehbonehie
Lighting designed by Chris Malkowski
Original music and sound designed by Ryan deSouza and Darryn deSouza
Age recommendation
Production Sponsor
Production Sponsor
Royal George Theatre Sponsor
Dates & Tickets
p Preview
sm Special Matinee
o Opening
cc Closed Captioning
f Final Performance
Shaw Express Available
{{ item.Date | date:'EEE' }}
{{ item.Date | date:'MMM d' }}
{{ item.Date | date:'h:mma' }}
so ! {{label}} {{label}}
Sold Out
Buy now
Call 1-800-511-7429
You may also like ...

The love story that has been sweeping hopeless romantics off their feet since the 19th century.

February 9 - February 19

A Dora and Carol Bolt award-winning and Governor General nominated play of love, loss, and letting go.

April 30 - October 9

He could be one hell of a player.

See all Events & Activities
The Art of Ideas
Two speakers – one an academic and one an artist – reflecting on big ideas connected to our productions.
Learn more
What Comes Next?
What comes first? Actors read Act One of a play. What comes next? A facilitated discussion about what we think will occur in Act Two.
Learn more
BMO Stage
Join us for an evening of Jazz hosted by Associate Music Director Ryan deSouza, featuring members of the Shaw Orchestra and special guests.
Learn more
Gift Certificates
Gift certificates to the Shaw Festival make dramatic presents. (In a good way).
Multi-play Packages
Book 3+ shows, SAVE 15%
Book 5+ shows, SAVE 20%
Book 8+ shows, SAVE 25%
Buy more, save more
Duty of Care
During your visit to the theatre,
your well-being is top of mind.
Learn more
Share This