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Monday, 08 September 2014 17:49

New Sarah Ruhl Play THE OLDEST BOY at Lincoln Center Theater Goes Into Rehearsal

REHEARSALS ARE NOW UNDERWAY FOR
LINCOLN CENTER THEATER’S
PRODUCTION OF

THE OLDEST BOY

A New Play by SARAH RUHL

Directed by REBECCA TAICHMAN

FEATURED IN THE CAST ARE:

ERNEST ABUBA, TSERING DORJEE, CELIA KEENAN-BOLGER, TAKEMI KITAMURA,
JAMES SAITO, JON NORMAN SCHNEIDER, JAMES YAEGASHI, NAMI YAMAMOTO

PREVIEWS BEGIN THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9
OPENING NIGHT IS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3
AT THE MITZI E. NEWHOUSE THEATER

TICKETS ON SALE BEGINNING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Get The Oldest Boy Tickets

Rehearsals are currently underway for Lincoln Center Theater’s production of of Sarah Ruhl’s new play THE OLDEST BOY.   The play, directed by Rebecca Taichman, will begin previews Thursday, October 9 and open on Monday, November 3 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street).  Featured in the cast are Ernest Abuba, Tsering Dorjee, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Takemi Kitamura, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider, James Yaegashi and Nami Yamamoto.  (Please note that Mr. Yaegashi has replaced the previously announced Joel de la Fuente in the cast).

 

THE OLDEST BOY tells the story of Tenzin, the toddler son of an American woman (to be played by Celia Keenan-Bolger) and a Tibetan man (James Yaegashi) who is recognized as the reincarnation of a high Buddhist teacher.  Differing cultures contend with competing ideas of faith and love when two monks seek permission to take Tenzin to a monastery in India to begin his training as a spiritual master.  His parents must decide whether to send their young son away or keep him home.

THE OLDEST BOY has sets by Mimi Lien, costumes by Anita Yavich, lighting by Japhy Weideman, sound by Darron L West, choreography by Barney O’Hanlon, and puppetry design/direction by Matt Acheson.

Tickets to  THE OLDEST BOY, priced at $77 and $87, will be available beginning Monday, September 15 at the Lincoln Center Theater box office (150 West 65 Street) and beginning Sunday, September 14 at telecharge.com, or by visiting www.lct.org.   A limited number of tickets priced at $32 are available at every performance through LincTix, LCT’s program for 21 to 35 year olds.  For information and to enroll, visit LincTix.org.