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Losing My Religion: Confessions of a New Age Refugee
Arlington Center for the Arts
Arlington, MA
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Losing My Religion: Confessions of a New Age Refugee
A one-man show written and performed by Seth Lepore, is a hysterical romp through America's spiritual enterprise. The show exposes the blurry line between self-help and faith. Yoga gurus, healthy chocolate peddlers and Buddhists with God complexes ego-trip their way toward absurdity.

"Losing My Religion" is a humorous, ironic and sardonic look at what Lepore describes as "the blurry line between self-help and faith." Based on his own spiritual journey, which saw him leave the Catholic Church as a teenager and meander for over 20 years through Buddhism and a host of other isms, the monologue juxtaposes wickedly funny and insightful characterizations of the people he has met along the way with thoughtful commentary on his own spiritual seeking.

The intention of the piece is to create an ongoing dialogue that presents more questions than answers in terms of how we approach faith as a culture.

"Lepore comes across a lone, common-man heroPossessing a rubber-faced ability to slide cleanly into character and deadly accurate powers of observation, Lepore's acting is integral to the success of [the piece] and worth the price of admission alone.

Carefully chosen words make the satire wicked and the comedy rapier-sharp. His humor comes on many levels -- sometimes over-the-top, often much more subtle -- and that makes an evening rise above stand-up comedy to something closer to social commentary." Brattleboro Reformer

"Part of your brain is reminding you that this is a show mocking exploitative "self-help" programs, but another part will be telling you to sign up for what the gurus are offering. That's the strange danger of these characters, and Lepore conveys it with a precise, polished, unfailingly entertaining performance." Jay Gabler, Twin Cities Daily Planet

"[Lepore] shows the perils of trying to embark on a spiritual journey when you have the intensity of a true believer but the direction of a lost soul [and] shows off his integrity as a writer, directing the audience's laughter at a commentary on the faux-spirituality industry, rather than the motivations of people who buy into it." DCtheatrescene.com

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Arlington Center for the Arts (View)
41 Foster Street
Arlington, MA 02474
United States


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Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Comedy > Other

Minimum Age: 13
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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