MONKEY was a rascally fellow
Possessed of “xinyuan”, or “monkey-mind" . . .
That had to be tamed
Before it could attain nirvana
A KUNG FU PUPPET PARABLE
A new look at old Monkey, the greatest quest hero from ancient times. With his comrades-in-arms, Zhu, a heavenly Marshall reincarnated into a Pig for his evil, gluttonous ways, and Sha, once a princess, now a sand monster who devours unwary travellers, this unlikely trio journeys west. They become disciples and protectors of the Monk sent by Buddha to retrieve the holy Sutras in the hopes that this journey will bring each of them their own personal salvation. An ancient Wizard of Oz tale for our times.
World Premiere September 2019 in Boston
Commissioned by the Friends of Madame White Snake
creator and librettist
Cerise Lim Jacobs
White Snake Projects