Khan has taken the story of the Mahatma and portrayed him as a real man, an antihero with frailties and human shortcomings. The man has problems with his family. Gandhi's behavior is sometimes erratic and inexplicable. These parts of Gandhi's life are often overlooked but have been captured in Khan's play. If you go to the performance looking for Ben Kingsley, you'll be disappointed. If you go looking for an interesting perspective on the man, seen from an Indian viewpoint, you ought to be delighted.
Mahatma vs. Gandhi is performed at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Kirkwood High School Auditorium, 801 W. Essex Ave. Tickets run from $25-$75. For more information, call the Mahatma Gandhi Center at 846-1888 or 567-0416.