Tonight is my fifth performance of the eight-performance run in Chicago of 185 Buddhas.  A few weeks ago, I had a small, but mighty audience.  One of those audience members posted a comment on my public facebook page.   I was very touched by it.  I share it with you here, in case anyone needed a little convincing to go and see this show:

I went to 185 Buddhas last night. Thank you, from the depths, for your performance. The feelings of joy, pain and acceptance of all those are still running through me.

I really wanted to just give you a hug afterward. I don’t know the first thing about Buddhism, or improv for that matter…but I am in love with a performer (my wife). You expressed the ups and downs and sidling of this town and this business in such a way that I felt closer to her pain and happiness.

I didn’t have the words to say it last night…so here it is in the light of day…….More people should see this. Thank You.                      

You have just four more chances to see this show running every Thursday in March–including tonight!  I hope to see you there!


185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar
Written and performed by Amanda Rountree, directed by Jen Ellison
Studio Be
3110 N. Sheffield Ave.
$12 in advance, $15 at the door Buy Tickets!
Thursdays in March at 8pm

185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar
The art of improvisation creates stories from thin air, making the unseen seen. For Amanda Rountree, this is not just an artform, but a way of life — one that includes unexpected twists and turns — leading, if not to mastery, to enlightenment.  Written and performed by Amanda Rountree, and directed by Jen Ellison, this show follows the artist on her path with all of the funny and touching moments along the way.