Colorful sets, a plethora of characters, over 200 performers, cute little kids playing soldiers of monkey king, Sugriva -can all of that tower over a magnificent 8 th century Prambanan Hindu temple glowing in the moonlight?
That was the question in my mind when I took my seat inside the open theatre for Prambanan Ramayana. I must admit that I was skeptical about it. After all, I had paid over 20 dollars for a 2-hour show and that's a lot for somebody like me who watches 3-hour long Bollywood movie for a tenth of that in an air-conditioned hall! Needless to say, I was mesmerized by the show, otherwise, I wouldn't have spent my energy and time in writing this!