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The Tibetan Book of the Dead (or How Not To Do It Again)

a Play with music/dance
CATEGORY :
by Jean-Claude van Itallie

COMPANY : Jack In The Black Box Theatre Company [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Actor's Express [WEBSITE]
ID# 1340

SHOWING : August 03, 2005 - August 27, 2005

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

Read into the ear of the dying… a soul's guide to the beauty and temptations of the after-life.
*The Tibetan Book of The Dead* is the philosophical text Tibetan Buddhists read aloud to loved ones as they lay dying, and continue to read aloud for the next 49 days, during which time, the dead, not yet reincarnated, can hear the voices of the living…
Based on the ancient Buddhist text, the play deals with the transmigration of the soul and the choices made as the spirit hovers in suspended animation… trying to avoid rebirth into the human realm. The play blends mime, dance, movement and spoken dialogue to create a stream of perpetual colors, sensations and illustrations that assail the soul and seek to distract it from its proper course… all set to a majestic score of world instruments and ethereal sounds.
"The power of this play comes from its intimate, compassionate, and human look at Death" Producing Artistic Director Marty Aikens. "The play reminds us 'Death happens to all of us'… then we are allowed to share that experience… leading us into a mysterious journey that mere words cannot define." **


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