October 12 - November 11, 2012 | WORLD PREMIERE!
Adapted and Created by Yussef El Guindi and Stephanie Timm
Direction by Sheila Daniels and Kurt Beattie
Choreography by Maureen Whiting

Approximately three hours (with two intermissions)  

One of the world's most beloved and enduring legends, brought spectacularly to life.

Romance! Action! Suspense! Come along for the ride as we bring one of South and South East Asia's greatest and most beloved epics to life. Ramayana tells the engrossing story of Rama, a young hero on a quest to rescue his beautiful wife from an evil king.  Like all great stories, it delivers riveting entertainment while posing essential questions about the human condition. Perfect for the whole family, sumptuously staged with vivid costumes, fantastical sets, and re-imagined environments, Ramayana is an eye-popping roller coaster of a show of mythical proportions – and unlike anything you've ever seen in Seattle!

Explore the South and South East Asian cultures associated with the Ramayana by attending during one of the Eye On weeks. Each week features vendors, performers, and artists from local Seattle communities sharing their art and traditions with audiences. Arrive early (marketplace opens one hour prior to show time) to catch additional performances in the lobby, purchase a regional delicacy, view the art displayed throughout the theatre, and browse the beautiful handmade items on sale in our Asian Marketplace.

Having trouble finding tickets online? Give the ticket office a call at (206) 292-7676

Dates of Eye On Weeks:
Eye on Thailand:  Oct 30-Nov 4

Experience all the Ramayana has to offer with the last installment of the Ramayana Lecture Series on Nov 3. In partnership with ACT's new adaptation of the Ramayana, the UW Southeast Asia Center and the South Asia Center at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies are co-sponsoring a four-part lecture series on the Ramayana in Southeast and South Asia. 

Agastya Kohli
Anita Tsoi
Busarakham (Topaz) Van de Vrede
Busbong Sears
Gillian Fernandos
Greg Dwidjaya
Julie Pham
Mani Vadari
Mariah Durham
Meenakshi Rishi
Meng Hong Tek
Moeun Kang
Naomi Minegishi
Ngy Hul
Nhi Tran 
Niluh Saraswatini
Nitya Niranjan
Quan Chau
Sar Van
Sharmilli Ghosh
Shelly Krishnamurty
Sidineth Moeun
Sinina Moeun
Sita Vashee
Sophorn Sim
Steven Kang
Swati Angolkar
Tikka Sears
Vivi Cooper
Yoshi Minegishi

Creative Team


Kurt Beattie – Co-Director
Sheila Daniels – Co-Director
Maureen Whiting – Choreographer
Matthew Smucker – Scenic Designer
Melanie Burgess – Costume & Mask Designer
ML Geiger – Lighting Designer
Brendan Patrick Hogan – Sound Designer
Greg Carter – Puppet Designer
*Jeffrey K. Hanson – Stage Manager
*Melissa Y. Hamasaki – Assistant Stage Manager
Cordelia Miller – Stage Management Intern


*Anne Allgood – Kausalya/Soorpanaka/Trijata
*Cheyenne Casebier – Kaikeyi/Mithila/Indrajit
*Khanh Doan – Sita/Manthara
*John Farrage – Viswamithra/Ravana
*Jim Gall – Dasaratha/Mareecha/Vali
Tim Gouran – Lakshmana
*Todd Jefferson Moore – Janaka/Court Attendant/Sugreeva
*Brandon O'Neill – Vasishta/Hanuman
Tikka Sears - Ensemble
*Richard Sloniker – Vibishna/Indra
Ray Tagavilla – Bharata
*Rafael Untalan – Rama
Akhi Vadari – Ensemble
Belle Wolf – Ensemble

*= Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage managers in the United States.


Marketplace Vendors Include: 

AP Jewelers
Creative with Clay
The Elliott Bay Book Company
Global Organization for Divinity
Indo Art Gallery
Jaipur Avenue Chai
Joko's Indonesian Kitchen
Planet 99 Imports
Market Spice 
Weaving Threads
Zeal Boutique 

Eye on India Performance Schedule


Preshow Performers

Intermission Performers

Tuesday, Oct 16

ACT and Classical KING FM present Behind the Scenes


Wednesday, Oct 17

Urvasi Dance Ensemble

Eric Rosko playing the Sarod

Thursday, Oct 18



Friday, Oct 19

Tasher Desh

Eric Rosko playing the Sarod

Saturday, Oct 20, 2:00pm

Deepa Bannerjee and Group

Abhishek Arora playing the Sarod 

Saturday, Oct 20, 8:00pm

Niranjan Chipalkatti playing the Sarod

Anga Kala Kathak Academy

Eric Rosko playing the Sarod

Sunday, Oct 21, 2:00pm

Chaopraya Ensemble
Manisha Chainani – LiveAnklets


Sunday, Oct 21, 7:00pm

Sonali Vocal Ensemble

Eric Rosko playing the Sarod


Eye on Indonesia and Cambodia Performance Details:

Kolintang Ensemble (Preshow Oct 23-25 evenings)
SSSCA (Preshow and intermission Oct 23-26 evenings)