Diamond Bar – The Diamond Bar High School Theatre Company begins its fall season with a performance of Mary Zimmerman’s Journey to the West. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults. The show times are November 3-5, at 7 p.m. and November 6 at 4 p.m. in the Diamond Bar High School theater. Tickets may be purchased online at seatyourself.biz/dbhsdrama.
Journey to the West is taken from one of the four great Chinese classical novels from the sixteenth century and adapted from the translation by Anthony C. Yu. The play mixes whimsy with spiritual weight, and combines comedy, adventure, and satire to tell the rambling story of an unlikely foursome – an insatiable pig, a ferocious river monster, and a very energetic naughty monkey king, who become both disciples and protectors of Tripitaka, a monk, on his quest to Central Asia and India to obtain sacred texts.
“Part vaudeville, part mystical dreamscape and Eastern-inflected ballet, Zimmerman’s meticulously choreographed production is a fabulous balancing act that stunningly juxtaposes the rambunctious energy and low comedy of a Wizard of Oz-like trip with the lyrical beauty of Chinese poetry and the mysterious revelations of a religious search.” –Chicago Sun Times
Diamond Bar High School is located at 21400 E. Pathfinder Road in Diamond Bar.