The Buddha: In His Own Words at Boston Center for the Arts
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The last date listed for The Buddha: In His Own Words was Thursday April 23, 2009 / 7:30pm.
Currently at Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts:
- Full Price:
- $35.00 - $40.00
- Our Price:
- $17.50 - $20.00
Bridge Rep's immersive and intimate cabaret-style production of the musical Hello Again follows 10 nameless but recognizable types of characters through 10 sexually intimate scenes of intense pleasure and/or emotional pain throughout the 10 decades of the 20th century. Inspired by the controversial play La Ronde, which explored sexual morals in the late 19th century, Michael John LaChiusa's update was nominated for a number of Drama Desk Awards in its initial Off-Broadway run -- in fact, the total was lucky number 10. Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston is in the midst of its first successful season, and has already been recognized with several nominations from the Independent Reviewers of New England. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Quotes & Highlights
- <a target="_blank" href="http://www.goldstar.com/events/boston-ma/the-buddha-in-his-own-words.html">Read reviews</a> from Goldstar members for another recent performance of this play.
- The show was a <em>Boston Globe</em> Pick of the Week.
- "Wonderfully entertaining...Marvelous to experience." --<em>Boston Metro</em>
- “Enchanting…poignant…revealing…A compelling portrait of a man who struggled to find his life's path... Brenner has a way of telling his stories as if he's speaking to each member of the audience individually" --<em>Boston Globe</em>
- “Riveting…Brenner’s selections from Buddhist texts show the Buddha to be a complex, flawed and very mortal individual…Brenner is a subtle and masterful storyteller.” --<em>Boston Herald</em>
<p>Due to overwhelming demand, the run of The Buddha — In His Own Words has been extended, returning to the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) [this time to the Roberts Studio Theatre] after it completes its current run at the Cambridge Family YMCA Theatre</p>
<p>This original one-man play brings to the stage the life of the Buddha in his own words -- the evolution of his thought, the triumphs and the rarely portrayed tragedy at the end of his life.
Relying exclusively on the oldest texts, the show enacts the life of the man and development of his philosophy. It's no dry tale -- The Buddha's story stands among the great archetypal adventure stories.
The man we know as the Buddha lived in India around 500BC and introduced the teaching known as Buddhism. Approximately 300 years after his death, an extensive oral history of the movement was written down, carried throughout Asia, and this canon became the taproot of the entire Buddhist tradition.</p>