When I saw in the New York Magazine that the Monkey King: Journey to the West was showing at the Lincoln Center Festival had rave reviews, I had to see it! I bought the cheapest tickets online ($25) and saw it yesterday.
As a Chinese American, I heard about the story many times, but never knew the whole story. After watching the show, I finally get it.
It drives home the message that
no matter what, you can change it all around.
You can become powerful but if reckless, eventually you’ll be put down.
If you become obsessed with food, wine, and lust, eventually you’ll cause harm.
But you can also commit to change and persist to be different– you believe things are equal, you develop your mind, and your mind is pure and calm.
If you get the chance, go watch it! It’s the best show I’ve seen in New York.