The Liberation of Larry (90 minutes) is a provocative and inspiring show based on the turning points of his 75-year life story, marked by selectively shedding his past, creatively growing into his full potential, and realizing and sharing valuable life lessons (wisdom). The show chronicles his life in a gritty style of storytelling, with matched songs, wit and humor, dancing, props and costumes.
Larry’s life has resembled the famed mythologist Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey – leaving his birthplace of limited perspective and opportunities; journeying and facing challenges that tested and taught him about the larger world; and discovering and developing his true vocation and unique gift of wisdomtainment and a passion for sharing it with the world.
Larry’s wild seven-decade journey of healing and growing vividly demonstrates how he figured out how to let go of aspects of The Lie that his family and society had fed him – namely that we must conform to rigid behaviors. By releasing his key past-based negative patterns, he has liberated himself from an unsatisfyingly programmed life, discovered his soul’s truths about how to live well, and finally emerged with an authentic, fulfilling and happy life.
The core of Larry’s life path has been his escaping from four closets – from acting straight to being gay, university teaching to show business, American identity to international cultures, and Judaism to Universal Spirituality.
Larry believes that the reason his audiences often cheer, laugh, shout, sigh, cry and/or sing along with him is because he continually takes off his masks so that they see themselves in the mirror of his life. Audience members often tell him that while they have lived different life situations than Larry, as they watched his show, they realized that they have experienced the same inner dynamics.
Although this show speaks to people of all identities and ages, it is particularly relevant to the growing number of Boomers (born 1946-64), now seeking greater authenticity, fulfillment and fun as they live longer. Because of its risqué content, the show is not for children.
Q&A and refreshments 8:30-9pm.
$15 in advance / $20 day of the event