The Buddha: In His Own Words at the Cambridge YMCA
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Playwright Victoria Stewart was inspired by two very different figures -- CNBC personality Suze Orman and Victorian novelist Henry James -- when writing her latest, most probing play, Rich Girl. For despite their differences, both Orman and James share an obsession with money and Rich Girl explores that peculiarly American fascination with startling sensitivity and imagination. When the sheltered Claudine meets the penniless Henry, the two fall helplessly in love. But for Claudine's mother, a tough-talking celebrity finance guru, this happiest of happy coincidences is a cause for suspicion and worry. Inspired by the classic play and film The Heiress, this clever new comedy examines women and their relationships with men, mothers and moolah -- if not in exactly that order. Courtney O'Connor directs the show at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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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 <em>Boston Globe </em>Pick of the Week.<em> </em>
- "Wonderfully entertaining...Marvelous to experience."<em> --Boston Metro</em>
- Click to <a target="_blank" href="http://www.goldstar.com/events/boston-ma/the-buddha-in-his-own-words.html">read reviews of a previous run</a> of <em>The Buddha: In His Own Words</em> at Boston Center for the Arts.
<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.
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.</p>