ABOUT THE SHOW
Losing My Religion: Confessions of a New Age Refugee, the first part in the trilogy on the underbelly of the self-help movement, is a one-man show written and performed by Seth Lepore; 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. One of the top 10 plays of 2011 by the Twin Cities Daily Planet. Watch a clip.
“Lepore comes across a lone, common-man hero…Possessing 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.” Jon Potter, Brattleboro Reformer
This monologue premiered in Brattleboro, VT at the Hooker Dunham Theater in May 2010 . It was directed by Thomas Griffin, a local theater native with over 25 years experience off and on the stage. The show won an audience Encore Award at both the Boulder International Fringe Festival and Minnesota Fringe as well as an Audience Award at Frigid New York.
Next stops are Los Angeles on Thursday May 30th and Berkeley, CA on Friday June 7th. Find out where and when to see the show.
Watch a clip. You’ll be glad you did.