Monkey Do Right

To be imprisoned by Buddha, one must have done something fairly heinous. or at least somehow interpreted as malicious. I'd think that making war with heaven would be on the top of the heap of disdainable actions...probably second, however, to making love with hell, though, I'm not really sure how one would do either. Apparently, Monkey, the main character of director/playwright Fred Curchack's latest work (an adaptation from the Chinese novel Journey to the West), has done real wrong by Buddha, but after 500 years stuck under a mountain, he can finally protect a monk along a dangerous and spiritual journey. See if Monkey succeeds as Monkey: The Quest to the West hits the UTD stage. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the University Theatre. Tickets are $15, though admission is free Thursday. Call 972-883-2552 or visit
Thu., April 17, 8 p.m.; Fri., April 18, 8 p.m., 2008
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Merritt Martin
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