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First reviews!

This morning, the website A Valley and Beyond posted a review of the opening performance of Journey from the East last Saturday afternoon: Out of everything I have experienced and covered in 44 years, Journey from the East is one of … Continue reading

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Break a leg, everybody!

Touchstone’s Journey from the East is opening this afternoon, beginning at 3 pm at the Chinese Harmony Pavilion on the Greenway in Bethlehem’s Southside. The show will be repeated tomorrow, April 19, and Saturday and Sunday next weekend, April 25 … Continue reading

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Victor H. Mair will lecture at Touchstone after “Journey” opening

Victor H. Mair, the eminent scholar in Chinese Literature, will deliver a lecture at Touchstone Theatre after the opening performance of Journey from the East, 6 pm, April 18. His topic will be Chinese Literature and The Journey to the … Continue reading

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Great article in the “Call”

Last week, the Morning Call visited the Greenway during rehearsal to talk with us about the play, and Kathy Lauer wrote it up in a wonderful piece called “Touchstone completes its ‘Journey’ with audacious street theater joining the American Wild … Continue reading

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The Wild West, Part I

We call ’em cowboys now, but back in the days of the “real” Wild West, things were somewhat different from what many of us learned from American TV and the movies. The same is most likely true for folks growing … Continue reading

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Americans Journey to the West

A thousand years after Tang monk Xuanzang’s original trek from China to India, his quest in search of Buddhist scriptures was immortalized in Wu Cheng’en’s classic novel, Journey to the West, published in 1592. That same year, halfway around the … Continue reading

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from Jp: Young Guns!

I grew up with a father whose main entertainment pleasures were war films and Westerns. Really, anything with a gun-toting hero would do — it didn’t matter if it was Audie Murphy or Rooster Cogburn. Growing up in the coal … Continue reading

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