If you haven’t already done so, I would recommend checking out the theater adaptation of Monkey Journey to the West, which just opened in the US at the Spoleto Festival down in Charleston, SC. The costumes, sets, and character design were done by the guys of Gorillaz. Absolutely fantastic! Also, the producer hired, in addition to the Chinese opera actors, a circus and a dojo or two to do all of the acrobatics and stunts. The show has a trailer on its website, which sealed my conviction to go. Next weekend ought to be interesting…

Also, here’s to all the men and women who have protected us in the past, and to those in present service. Come home safe.

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