The Buddha: In His Own Words at the Cambridge YMCA
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for The Buddha: In His Own Words have expired.
The last date listed for The Buddha: In His Own Words was Sunday April 12, 2009 / 7:30pm.
Most Popular Theater Event Nearby:
- Full Price:
- Our Price:
Hailed as "the best musical of this century" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times and "the funniest musical of all time" by Entertainment Weekly, The Book of Mormon won nine Tony Awards -- including Best Musical -- in its first year on Broadway. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez, the Tony-winning co-creator of Avenue Q, this musical comedy is a show that The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has called "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Goldstar Member
view more less of this review
Dialogue was fair, very basic info on life of Buddha, not terribly inspiring.
could of done more with scenery to make it more visually appealing.
Seats at Camb YMCA were very uncomfortable. It was open seating so it didn't matter whether you bought a more or less expensive ticket.
Quotes & Highlights
The show was a _Boston Globe Pick of the Week. _
“Wonderfully entertaining…Marvelous to experience.”_ —Boston Metro_
Click to read reviews of a previous run of The Buddha: In His Own Words at Boston Center for the Arts.
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.
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.
Relying exclusively on these ancient 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.