The Story of Ram at Naper Settlement

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Event Description

The Story of Ram 2021 is an immersive, outdoor performing arts experience. Audiences will move from scene to scene as new perspectives are unveiled from a single story - the Ramayana.

Talking monkeys, shape-shifting deer, heroes and demons galore! Mandala’s take on the Ramayana emerges as a multidimensional theatre that nests in contemporary culture and mythology alike. Artists share slices of rich tradition steeped in the epic, including dance, music and puppetry.

Permeating the arts throughout South and Southeast Asia, the tale of Ram, his wife Sita, and his brother Lakshman exiled in the forest – at odds with the brilliant king Ravana – has seen myriads of interpretations over the centuries. The Story of Ram weaves together cultures from India, Indonesia, Thailand and more. Together, we hope to create new resonance and understanding.

Join us on Saturday, October 9th at historic Naper Settlement located at 523 S Webster Street in Naperville. Three performances will take place throughout the day, rain or shine! Ask us more at

Running Time
1 hour, 40 minutes
Dance Styles
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
Modern / Contemporary
Traditional/Indigenous Dance
West African


Naper Settlement

523 S Webster Street
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 420-6010