Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Oldest Boy
Vintage Theatre and Theatre Esprit Asia : 9/16 – 10/23

L-R: Peter Trinh, Robert Payo and Candace Joice

Vintage Theatre and Theatre Esprit Asia’s collaboration on “The Oldest Boy” is yet another example of Craig Bond’s championing of diversity in Denver Theatre.
    Sarah Ruhl’s play invites us as audience to take a mystical journey with an American mother and her three-year-old son.
     When a Buddhist monk and his companion knock on the Mother’s door how is she to know that their arrival will send life-changing ripples through her family’s life?
    In her Vintage Theatre debut Candace Joice is radiant as Mother. Her performance of this journey is heart-opening!
     As Lama and Monk, Robert Payo and Peter Trinh are a heart-tickling duo of infectious joy and knowledge!
     Charlee Chiv brings such warmth and life to the underwritten character of the Father that one wishes to see him again very soon upon the Denver stage.
     The Oldest Boy is a puppet created by Sushma.
     This artist’s work is so amazing you will swear that the puppet changes expressions at key moments.
     Kenneth Berba, Sushma and Deepali Lindblom perform the puppetry with dream-like precision.
     Douglas Clark’s set design with its exquisite back drop of delicately torn and rewoven paper reflects the transitory nature of life.
     Craig Bond has directed Ruhl’s play with the eye of a poet. His vision is reverential, gentle and hopeful.Marlowe's Musings

Vintage Theatre presents
"The Oldest Boy"
Sept 16 - Oct 23
An American child is identified by monks as the reincarnation of a revered Buddhist teacher.
Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m.; Sun at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, October, 1 at 2:30 p.m.
$15 - $30
303-856-7830 or online at
Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010

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