Comedy/Satire. By Christopher Sergel.
Cast: 8m., 15w., extras. Blow your mind with Krishna, that gentle guru from the Ganges! If he'd just called himself "Teacher" he might not have suddenly become the new bag for religious youth, but as "Guru" he's making meditation everybody's thing.
This funny, free-flowing play, with its undercurrent of an ancient and beautiful non-violent philosophy, has the same across-the-footlights communication between cast and audience that characterizes the new wave on Broadway. It's full of surprises with burning incense, psychedelic colors, and flowers handed out to some of the audience as they're invited to "contemplate ultimate reality."
A famous group of young singers calling themselves "The Bugs" decides to take advantage of Krishna's incredible impact and, guided by their boy-wonder manager, maneuver to identify with what they consider the coming craze. So does an extraordinary young girl named Diana. They're affecting Indian symbols and Yoga postures, but they're also beginning to relate to each other in a totally new way! Diana, however, must tell the truth to Krishna. Instead of being shattered, the irrepressible Guru gives them self-revalation, by suggesting "Reincarnation." His power of suggestion is so great that each begins reverting—in attitude—to the animal each thinks he might have been an incarnation ago! It's astonishing, utterly hilarious, and to Diana—an important new understanding.
There's an excellent point to this comedy. We hope your audience won't be laughing so hard they miss it!