White Snake Projects
MONKEY: A Kung Fu Puppet Parable, is a family friendly transmedia opera combining Bunraku puppetry, computer generated images, and live opera. MONKEY is based on the Chinese quest saga, “Journey to the West,” rewritten to reflect contemporary issues from the multicultural mosaic of American life. Besides the two fundamental operatic elements of text and music, the three main characters - Monkey, Pig (Zhu), and Sandwoman (Sha) - are life sized Bunraku puppets. MONKEY delves into the world of computer generated technology through the use of CGI environs and avatars. Live singers on stage will be the voices of the puppets and avatars.
An Ancient Wizard of Oz Tale for Our Times.
Robert J. Orchard Stage, Emerson Paramount Center.
1 hour 15 minutes, no intermission.
From $12.50 (Students) and $25 (Full Price).
In English with Subtitles.
Masks are Strongly Encouraged.
Presented by White Snake Projects.
September 22, only: Please join us for an opening night celebration for libations, dim sum and conviviality to meet the Composer and Director of MONKEY at Hei La Moon (aka Food Opera), 83 Essex Street, Boston, at 5:30pm. Ticket price of $250 includes a Price A ticket and festivities.