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The Oldest Boy


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Now playing at the Mitzi Newhouse theater at Lincoln Center is this sensitive and well-written play.

The story of a parent's dilemma when an unexpected visit from two Buddist monks reveals their belief the 3 year old is the reincarnated soul of a Buddhist lama.

The monks request the child come back to India and live in their monastery where they will raise and teach him.

The child, Tensin, is the son of an American woman and her Nepalese born husband.

The playwright, Sarah Rhul, a pulitzer prize finalist, has written an intelligent and thought provoking drama dealing with reincarnation, the Buddhist culture and parental rights.

It's very well staged and the child is played by a puppet (shares of War Horse!).

A very good cast.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/04/theater/the-oldest-boy-by-sarah-ruhl-opens-at-lincoln-center.html?_r=0

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