- Directed by
- Jp Jordan
- Written by
- Bill George & Christopher Shorr
- Performed by
- The Touchstone Ensemble and all of you!
- April 18, 19 & 25, 26, 2015 @ 3pm @ the Chinese Harmony Pavilion (the East 200 block of the South Bethlehem Greenway)
An American president dreams that he is a sheriff of a derelict Western town. A Chinese diplomat dreams that he is a seventh century monk on a holy journey. What happens when two stories from opposite sides of the world converge and their mythologies collide? This April, join us for the culmination of Touchstone Theatre’s latest community-based project, as Eastern pilgrimage meets Western showdown on the South Bethlehem Greenway. Produced in collaboration with the Moravian College Theater Company.
More information regarding parking, seating, rain dates, etc. coming in mid-March. Check back for further details!
April 18 @ 6pm, Touchstone Theatre
Guest Lecture by Victor H. Mair, Professor of Chinese Language & Literature at the University of Pennsylvania, titled “Bridging Epic Traditions: the Cross-cultural Significance of the Chinese Journey to the West”. Sponsored by Lehigh University’s Religion Studies Department.
April 25 @ 6pm, Touchstone Theatre
Panel Discussion on the American Western as Cultural Mythology with Prof. Christopher Shorr (Moravian College) and Dr. Bob Kilker (Lehigh University Alumni) and moderated by Bill Bly (Journey from the East dramaturg).
April 26 @ 6pm, Chinese Harmony Pavilion
Celebrate closing night with us on the South Bethlehem Greenway, with food, music, cultural exchange, and a close-proximity pyrotechnic display by Celebration Fireworks!