RUTLAND—The Paramount Theatre in Rutland continues to bring exciting entertainment to the region. This week, it brings in two totally different acts—the Kung Fu demonstration of the Shaolin Warriors and stand-up comedian Ed Asner.
Shaolin Warriors take to the stage Sunday, April 2 for an early 4 p.m. show. It’s more than a Kung Fu show; it’s a traditional strength through adversity story. From the monks of an ancient temple in China, in a once forbidden world, at a time of incredible change, in the fastest growing economy on earth, a 2,000-year-old tradition continues at a legendary temple, famous all over the world as The Shaolin Temple. A tradition of peace, harmony and spirituality forged through years of struggle, invasion and war with the constant threat to their sacred temple led the Shaolin to create a unique form of martial art, based on their spiritual beliefs—Kung Fu. Featuring rarely seen Buddhist meditation alongside deadly martial-arts prowess, this breathtaking extravaganza starring 20 Kung Fu masters follows the journey from a young child’s initiation into the monastery, to achieving fully fledged warrior status through diligent training and study.
Tickets are $30-$40 for this unique show.
On Tuesday, April 4, Ed Asner brings his comedy show, “A Man and his Prostate” to the stage for a 7 p.m. performance. Based on a true-life experience, a man discovers his inner self in more ways than one. A near tragedy is masterfully transformed into a one-man comedy, perfectly portrayed by Ed Asner in his hilarious visit to the hospital in preparation for surgery he doesn’t want. Tickets are $40 for this show.
Reserve seats or get more information at paramountvt.org. Paramount Theatre is located at 30 Center St., Rutland.
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