When do hilarity, torture, and enlightenment go together? When comic actor and award-winning playwright Donna Rae Davidson attends a ten-day silent meditation retreat (Vipassana), that’s exactly what happens! The result is 10 Days to Happiness, a zany, introspective comedy about discovering peace in the midst of internal conflict and angst.
10 Days to Happiness is a one-woman play based on Davidson’s experience at Vipassana. Davidson takes the audience on her extremely personal adventure of no talking, no reading, no writing, and no eye contact. A full-length play in ten scenes, each of the ten scenes represents a day at the retreat.
No doubt the first and only play about a silent mediation retreat, Donna Rae is supported by a laugh-out-loud slideshow and 3 silent assistants who meditate, eat, and walk the walking path with her. Veteran actor and director Therese Diekhans directs 10 Days to Happiness.
Packed with memorable wit, quips, wackiness and wisdom, the audience will participate in unexpected ways and enjoy an experience that goes beyond mere entertainment.
10 Days to Happiness will be performed at Amazing Grace Spiritual Center in Ballard, 2007 NW 61st Street, Seattle, WA, on every Friday and Saturday in October, beginning Oct. 4, 2013. Tickets are AVAILABLE NOW at Brown Paper Tickets. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
What people are saying about 10 Days to Happiness:
“Donna Rae, stellar playwright, has done it again! Bravo!!”
- Jane Bakken
“10 Days to Happiness does for Buddhism what Late Night Catechism did for Catholicism.”
- Eric O’Del
“It’s AWESOME. I laughed…..and laughed……and laughed….A LOT!!! It’s wonderfully directed by Therese Diekhans and features the music of James Howard… If you’ve ever done, or considered doing, or never even heard of a ten day Vipassana Meditation, this is a piece for you to see. Really. Trust me.”
- Kenny Telesco
“LOVED the show! I could so identify, both with the struggle and the breakthroughs. All the actors were stellar, and Donna Rae is one funny woman!”
- Kate Phillips
“I want everyone in the world to see this… It is the bravest performance I’ve seen in many a year. It reminds me of why I love you and your work so much.”
- Rochelle Flynn
“Fabulous show… a huge audience pleaser. It’s hilarious, it’s touching, and it’s performed excellently. Go see it, it’s fab!”
- Leanne Clark
For complete quotes and additional raves, see “10 Days to Happiness Opens to Rave Reviews.”