Execution of a Bodhisattva: A Reading for a New Play

November 16th

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    Actress and writer Liz Richardson will be reading a few scenes from her new work in progress during her upcoming visit to Davis with husband Acharya Richard John. The play, with the working title "Execution of a Bodhisattva," is inspired by the true story of a young man on death row who transformed his life through art and Buddhist meditation. Liz will perform monologues as four diverse characters who were deeply connected to his life.

    Many Bay Area friends will recall Liz' readings in Berkeley and Davis several years ago when she was developing her one-woman show, "Going On." She subsequently performed this acclaimed show at venues including Mexico, Halifax, Seattle, and upstate New York.

    About the Actress:

    Elizabeth Richardson is an accomplished Canadian actress with over 30 years experience. A graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA), she has performed in major theater, film and television productions in England, Canada and the United States. Elizabeth is also a practitioner and teacher of meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. In 2010 she completed the three-year retreat at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, and has led meditation retreats in North America, New Zealand and Chile.

    This event is informal and everyone is welcome to attend, ask questions and give feedback. There is no charge for this event. There will be a light reception.