An American woman and her Tibetan husband are living a quiet life in the U.S. with their three-year-old son, when one day two monks arrive at their door and reveal that the toddler may be the reincarnation of a revered Buddhist teacher. And so begins the ultimate test of a mother's love -- her ability to give up her child in the name of spirituality so that he may live out his calling at a monastery in India. Weaving together music, dance, puppetry, intimate moments and infinite meanings, The Oldest Boy is both a beautiful and a fascinating study of the principles of Tibetan Buddhism. Written by Tony-nominated, two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur "Genius Grant" winner Sarah Ruhl (In the Next Room, Dead Man's Cell Phone, Eurydice), The Oldest Boy premiered off-Broadway in 2014, winning the Theatre Communications Group's Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, and has since earned rave reviews from Variety, Newsday and more.
This show is recommended for those age 12 or older.
There is a full bar in the lobby. No outside drinks or food are allowed.