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. John C. Reilly directs the West Coast premiere of writer/performer Evan Brenner’s critically acclaimed one-man play, which enacts the extraordinary life of the Buddha entirely from the original texts. It's no dry tale – the Buddha's life stands among the great archetypal adventure stories. Framed in a most unusual and personal context, Evan Brenner brings selections from these texts to the stage, unchanged, to enact the extraordinary life of the man from start to finish. It’s an epic story of personal struggle, supreme enlightenment and horrific tragedy. Feb 3 – Feb 25; Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90057; $30; 800-838-3006; www.thebuddhaplay.com.
Official Website: http://www.thebuddhaplay.com
Added by Michele Hunter on January 8, 2012