Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Their love marriage results in her pregnancy. But before she can join the King at his palace, she neglects to offer the proper hospitality to a traveler (Durvasas, played by Michelle Purcell ) who in her anger places a curse upon Shakuntala: her new husband will not remember her.
When others persuade Durvasas that she’s gone too far, she modifies the curse: if Shakuntala can present a token of their love to the King, he will remember everything.
This begins an epic adventure that involves nature spirits, demons and the gods in battle, as well as the young lovers. The curse afflicts the land itself, until the lovers are reunited in celebration—and with their son.