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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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The story’s getting around!

A few days ago, I discovered that Gamut Theatre’s Popcorn Hat Young Acting Company will be presenting an adaptation of our favorite Chinese classic, Journey to the West, this weekend at the Sunoco Performance Theater in the Whitaker Center for … Continue reading

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East Journeys to West

Part of our new play Journey from the East was inspired by the 423-year-old saga Journey to the West, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese Literature, and attributed to Wu Cheng’en, a novelist and poet of the … Continue reading

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From BBly – Announcing Journey Part II

Welcome to Journey from the East, 2015 Edition!! Last spring, Touchstone presented Journey: Dream of the Red Pavilion, written and directed by Ensemble Associate Mary Wright, and based on the stories of Chinese tourists who had begun turning up in … Continue reading

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From the Community – Guest Performers

In addition to the Touchstone 2013-14 performing company, Journey: Dream of the Red Pavilion features three performers chosen from our experience story-gathering in the community. Get to know a little more about this intrepid trio who’ll be joining us onstage: Dong-Ning Wang … Continue reading

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