[image-1]During the dress rehearsal on Journey to the West Wednesday night, the mechanics of the Great Buddha’s hand were not working properly. Monkey was supposed to get trapped in Buddha’s fingers, and then be imprisoned for the next 500 years, but they didn’t close.

A chance encounter with some pit musicians last night at Vickery’s on Beaufain Street revealed that all problems have been solved. Everything, I’m told, went off without a hitch. Which is a relief. I’m glad to hear Monkey is being given the fingers he deserves.