The White LamaThe Improbable Legacy of Theos Bernard

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March 13 – 14, 2020  ·  Harold Prince Theatre

World Premiere // #GLASSFEST

This show is currently sold out online. However, please call the Box Office at 215.898.3900 for up-to-date information as additional tickets could become available.

He was the first westerner to study at the secretive monasteries of Tibet. A national celebrity of the time, Theos Bernard set out on a rugged mountain trail in 1947 and was never seen nor heard from again. Conceived by Nikki Appino, The White Lama is a world premiere about the quest for the sacred, framed by the life of Bernard. Part biography, part invocation, this experimental work blends music, projected imagery and prose performed by Kevin Joyce, with a score played live by Tenzin Choegyal and Philip Glass.

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  • Friday, March 13 @ 7:30 PM · tickets
  • Saturday, March 14 @ 7:30 PM · tickets



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Major support for The White Lama has been provided to Nikki Appino by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

The White Lama is co-commissioned by the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Days and Nights Festival.

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