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Teater Koma to stage battle between virtue, insubordination in 'Goro-Goro'

Josa Lukman
Josa Lukman

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Fri, July 19, 2019  /  04:31 pm
Teater Koma to stage battle between virtue, insubordination in 'Goro-Goro'

Here they come: Teater Koma returns with 'Goro-Goro: Mahabarata 2' for its first production of 2019. (Image Dynamics/-)

Indonesia’s beloved theater troupe Teater Koma is staying true to its tried-and-tested formula of gods and monsters for it first production of 2019. Teater Koma’s 158th  production and latest play, Goro-Goro: Mahabarata 2 (Total Chaos: Mahabarata 2), is a sequel of the troupe’s Mahabarata: Asmara Raja Dewa (Mahabarata: Love Story of the King of Gods), which it performed last November. Both of these plays are based on a tale derived from the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Goro-Goro’s storyline centers on Semar and Togog, who are sent down to Marcapada (Earth) to serve as advisors to two warring kings. Semar serves the king of Medangkamulyan, Prabu Srimahapunggung, while Togog advises the king of Sonyantaka, Prabu Bukbangkalan. As Medangkamulyan enters an abundant harvest season, Sonyantaka undergoes severe drought, which spurs Bukbangkalan to ...