May 23, 2024

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The Oldest Boy Is an Asian-American Odyssey About Being Okay With Letting Go

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As Miners Alley Playhouse artistic director Len Matheo reflects on the theater’s upcoming production of The Oldest Boy: A Play in Three Ceremonies, he recalls an email exchange he had with the dramaturg who worked on the play’s world premiere at Lincoln Center in 2014.

“I was reaching out with a technical question about how they did this haircut live on stage in the Lincoln Center production, and she told me what they did, but what really stuck with me was what she said next,” Matheo recalls. “She said, ‘You can focus on the beautiful colors, sites, sounds and other cultural things of Tibet, but at its core, it’s a show about a mother’s journey through the loss and separation from her child.’ And I really took that to heart.”

The Oldest Boy, which opens on Friday, May 19, follows…

Toni Tresca

2023-05-18 08:16:00

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