The Oldest Boy: A Play in Three Ceremonies
June 6 - 30, 2019
written by Sarah Ruhl
directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer
An American mother and a Tibetan father must make a life-altering choice that will test their strength, their marriage and their hearts. Two Tibetan monks seek their three-year-old son. The boy is the reincarnation of a revered Buddhist lama, and the monks propose to take the child away for a life of spiritual training in India.
“The Oldest Boy is a richly emotional journey filled with music, dance, puppetry, ritual and laughter — Sarah Ruhl at her imaginative best,” says Artistic Director Richard Henrich. “A meditation on attachment and unconditional love, the play shows us a world in which the youngest children are sometimes also the oldest and wisest teachers.”