Theater company's 'Siddhartha' a dramatic ritual

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WALTHAM, Mass. – This winter experience Hermann Hesse’s novel “Siddhartha” like never before – retold through the lens of its creator on the Brandeis Theater Company (BTC) stage, featuring professional actors Scott Severance and Andrew Neiman with choreography by Sarah Hickler.

In this whimsical and poetic adaptation by Eric Hill, the Barbara '54 and Malcolm L. Sherman Professor of Theater Arts and BTC artistic director, Hesse himself narrates the story of young Siddhartha’s ancient Indian journey into manhood and enlightenment as he explores the world and discovers himself. Spiritual happiness eludes him throughout his allegorical journey. Siddhartha’s final epiphany challenges both the Buddhist and the Hindu ideals of enlightenment as he becomes one with the world, embracing the rhythms of nature.

“Siddhartha,” directed by Rick Corley, is part of a yearlong focus on the history, culture and influence of India in a program sponsored by the Brandeis Office of Global Affairs. The goal is to strengthen student, faculty and alumni relationships with the world’s largest democracy.

"Siddhartha" runs through Sunday, Feb. 15.

Read the press release.

Read about "Siddhartha" in the Taunton Daily Gazette.

Location and Tickets
Brandeis Theater Company productions are performed in the intimate theaters of the Spingold Theater Center, located on the Brandeis University campus at 415 South St. in Waltham, Mass. Tickets are available at the box office or by calling 781-736-3400, option #5. For directions and more information, visit Single tickets are on sale now via Internet Ticketing at

Performance Schedule/Prices
Friday Opening at 8 p.m. - $20
Saturday at 8 p.m. - $20
2nd Thursday at 8 p.m. - $18
2nd Friday at 8 p.m. - $20
Saturday Matinee at 2 p.m. - $18
2nd Saturday at 8 p.m. - $20
Sunday Matinee at 2 p.m. - $20

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