PRICE: Tickets on sale July 18, 2023. Tickets from $25–185. Seniors: 10% off. Students: 50% off. Family 4-Pack: 50% off (must purchase four or more tickets to qualify). To purchase, visit WhiteSnakeProjects.org or call Emerson Theater’s Box Office at (617) 824-8400.
TIME: 07:30 pm - 05:00 pm
Celebrated for creating diverse, timely and relevant opera, activist opera company White Snake Projects (WSP) and its founder Cerise Lim Jacobs today announced the upcoming world premiere of Monkey: A Kung Fu Puppet Parable on the Robert J. Orchard Stage at Boston’s Emerson Paramount Center. There are three performances from Friday, September 22, to Sunday, September 24. Set to a libretto by Jacobs with a score by composer Jorge Sosa, this family-friendly transmedia show combines unique, life-scaled Bunraku puppetry, Kung Fu, computer generated images and live opera. Based on the epic Chinese fable Monkey King: Journey to the West, Monkey is rewritten to reflect contemporary issues from the multicultural mosaic of American life. With a cast carefully chosen to reflect the diversity of the characters, the movement-based ensemble of experienced puppeteers, physical theater performers and Kung Fu practitioners animates the story’s three main characters—Monkey, Pig (Zhu) and Sandwoman (Shu)—alongside opera singers and members of Voices Boston.