The Oldest Boy: A Benefit Reading
Play by Sarah Ruhl
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 7PM
Central Square Theater will join theaters across the country in presenting a one-night only reading of The Oldest Boy by Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Passion Play, The Clean House), a benefit to raise awareness and support the Emergency Earthquake Relief Fund of the Tibet Fund. In lieu of the price of a ticket, Central Square Theater encourages audiences to consider a donation of any amount; details appear below
The Oldest Boy follows an American mother whose young son is believed to be the reincarnation of a high Buddhist Lama. When Tibetan monks arrive requesting to take her child away for a life of spiritual training in India, she and her Tibetan husband must make a life-altering choice that will test their faith – and their hearts. A meditation on attachment and unconditional love, the play asks us to believe in a world in which the youngest children are sometimes the oldest and wisest teachers.
About the Emergency Earthquake Relief Fund
On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal, taking a huge toll on human life and property. With more than 20,000 Tibetan refugees and hundreds of thousands of Tibetan Buddhist practitioners living along the Himalayan Buddhist Belt in Nepal, the Tibet Fund established the Emergency Earthquake Relief Fund to ensure that resources reach those most affected by the quake. This effort brings urgently needed supplies and assistance to survivors and coordinates long-term efforts to rebuild communities.
To donate, visit Tibetfund.org/programs/humanitarian-aid
About the Tibet Fund
The Tibet Fund’s mission is to preserve the distinct cultural and national identity of the Tibetan people. Since 1981, under the patronage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, The Tibet Fund has been the primary funding organization for health care, education, refugee rehabilitation, religious and cultural preservation, elder care and community and economic development programs serving more than 140,000 Tibetan refugees living in India, Nepal and Bhutan.
For more information, visit TibetFund.org