A New Musical
What if the Buddha were a woman, living in our times? In this captivating new musical, Mama Sid is a modern-day “awakened one” with a worldwide following. But a determined young woman seeks to unearth Mama Sid’s mysterious past, exposing long-held secrets that could change everything. Epic and intimate, comic and profound, The Fourth Messenger investigates what it means to be both enlightened and human. Addictive melodies and subtle, intricate harmonies bring the story vividly to life, adding depth and resonance that linger long after the lights come up.
What the critics are saying…
“An absolute delight!”
— San Francisco Chronicle
“Masterful and compelling…both timeless and contemporary.”
— Stage and Cinema
“Hugely ambitious and refreshingly original”
— Huffington Post
“Beautiful…A triumph…Shaffer’s book brims with intelligence and wit, and Teng’s music feels rich in original ways, full of melody and intricacy.
— Chad Jones’ Theatre Dogs
“Profound and profane, combative and compassionate… Teng’s complex harmonies and inspired melodies stick with you long after the curtain goes down.”
— Art Animal
“Funny and touching in all the right places…”