SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2012 AT 7:00 PM AT THE UNDERCROFT THEATRE AT MOUNT VERNON PLACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
900 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE, NW, IN WASHINGTON, DC.
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800-838-3006 Mention code: DCMTA for $25 tickets (normally $30)
|A one-man play depicting the life of the Buddha assembled from the original textsAfter playing in Boston and Los Angeles to sold out houses & rave reviews, the show is now touring select cities in its unplugged form — just the actor and the audience. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience it at its most raw and intimate.”Riveting…shows the Buddha to be a complex and very mortal individual.”|
-Jenna Scherer, The Boston Herald“Refreshing, enchanting, poignant, revealing. I loved it!”
– Terry Byrne, The Boston Globe“Lively, moving, and remarkably contemporary.”
Bhikkhu Bodhi, author of In The Buddha’s Words “Masterfully crafted…A must-see”-
Mark Epstein, MD, author of Thoughts Without a Thinker
PROGRAM: The life of the Buddha in his own words — the evolution of his thought, his triumphs, and the rarely portrayed tragedy at the end of his life — all told from the original texts.
The man we know as the Buddha lived in Northern 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 and copied throughout Asia, and this canon is became the taproot of the entire Buddhist tradition. Framed in a most unusual and personal context, The Buddha brings to the stage these authentic texts to enact the extraordinary life of the man, start to finish.
The Buddha considered his own life a model for all our struggles saying, “He who knows me, knows the Dharma.” It’s no dry tale — The Buddha’s life stands among the great archetypal adventure stories.
70 minutes with no intermission.
One night only!