may not aware that the Buddha was an actual human being. "That's
one of the things I was very excited about sharing with people,"
Far from a religious lecture, the play has drawn traditional
theatergoers interested in the artistic dramatization of the
prophet's life. "I consider the story to be a celebration
of an imperfect man with a perfect theory," he said.
Since the Buddha shared his philosophies and teachings orally,
the evening emphasizes the message over elaborate staging.
Still, Brenner feels the concept is particularly suited for
the theater "because theater, at its core and at its
best, is a live spontaneous experience,"adding, "the
Buddha was a masterful storyteller."