The Oldest Boy

Thank you so much for coming to see this memorable, sweet and love filled show.  Thank you, Sarah Rasmussen for her deft direction, and the amazing cast — Christina, Randy, Pogi, Yeshi and Tsering for making Tenzin playful and fully alive on stage. Good night Tenzin, rest well.  I already miss you.

Also the show was chosen as #4 on Rohan Preston’s pick of the Best Theater Shows of the Year of 2016 on Star Tribune here.

— Masa

The Oldest Boy

November 4 – December 18, 2016

By Sarah Ruhl
directed by Sarah Rasmussen
featuring Christina Baldwin, Tsering Dorjee Bawa, Eric “Pogi” Sumangil, Masanari Kawahara, Randy Reyes, and Yeshi Samdup

At Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis MN 55408

A moving and delightful exploration of love and letting go by one of today’s most celebrated playwrights. The story centers around an American mother whose young son is believed to be the reincarnation of a high Buddhist Lama. When Tibetan monks arrive unexpectedly, asking to bring her child to India 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.

“An emotional tsunami,
an extraordinary story from a
singular voice in American theater”
The Hollywood Reporter

Promotion video on Vimeo link here



  • Pioneer Press review here
  • Star Tribune review here
  • City Pages review here
  • Southside Pride review here
  • Twin Cities Arts Reader review here
  • Minnpost review here
  • Minnesota Theater Love review here
  • Minnesota Monthly review here
  • Lavender review here
Photo by Dan Norman
Photo by Dan Norman
The oldest boy puppet designed and created by Masanari Kawahara

The oldest boy puppet designed and created by Masanari Kawahara