“An extraordinary story with playful humor and unstinting compassion.”— The Hollywood Reporter, November 3, 2014
In this moving and delightful exploration of motherhood, love and letting go, Tony Award® nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger (The Glass Menagerie) is an American mother whose young son is believed to be the reincarnation of a high Buddhist Lama. When Tibetan monks arrive unexpectedly, asking 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.
THE OLDEST BOY is Sarah Ruhl at her imaginative best - a richly emotional journey filled with music, dance, puppetry, laughter, intimate moments and infinite meanings.
THE OLDEST BOY is an LCT commission.