By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Cynthia Levin
The Levin Stage

August 26 – September 20, 2015

When Tibetan monks believe they’ve found the reincarnation of a high Buddhist Lama as a young American boy, his parents must decide whether to hold tight to their son or send him to India for a life of spiritual training. In this richly emotional journey filled with humor and compassion (featuring the imaginative puppetry of Paul Mesner), a family must make one life-altering choice.


Mother | Katie Kalahurka*
Father | Vi Tran*
A Lama | Wai Yim*
Oldest Boy | Alex Espy
A Monk | Thomas Tong
Puppeteer | Andi Meyer*


Director | Cynthia Levin
Stage Manager | Tanya Brown*
Scenic Designer | Sarah White
Assistant Scenic Designer | TzuChing Cheng
Lighting Designer/Technical Director | Alex Perry
Assistant Lighting Designer | Edward Hayo

Sound Designer | David Kiehl
Costume Designer | Ian R. Crawford
Props Designer | Bret Engle
Puppet Direction | Paul Mesner
Puppet Design & Construction | Mike Horner

Assistant Technical Director | Jamie Lindemann
Dramaturg | Amanda Boyle
Production Assistant | Rita Sobbing
Backstage Crew | Liz Kerlin
Sound Board Operator | Manon Halliburton