Journey to the West: Treasures from the Dragon Palace (F.Y.I 2016)
Adapted from a classical Chinese epic, Journey to the West: Treasures from the Dragon Palace is the story of Sun Wukong the Monkey King, his master Xuanzang, and his friend Pigsy. Follow the powerful but rebellious Monkey King as he goes on a quest around the Earth and the Heavens to hunt down the perfect weapon to fend off evil.
Watch the legendary story of the Monkey King come alive through an array of traditional hand puppets and puppetry techniques. The audience will be invited to participate in an interactive hands-on segment to learn more about the evolution of traditional hand puppetry and its techniques.
Playwright/Director: Chong Tze Chien
Starring: Ang Hui Bin, Jo Kwek, Myra Loke, Tan Beng Tian, Tan Wan Sze
Production Stage Manager: Lam Dan Fong
Assistant Stage Manager and Sound Operator: Daniel Sim
Lighting Designer: Lim Woan Wen
Set Designer: Wong Chee Wai
Sound Artist and Music Composer: Darren Ng
Props and Puppet Maintenance Team: Tan Beng Tian and Tan Yi Kai
Special thanks to: Ang Hui Bin, Daniel Sim, Ellison Tan, Koh Wan Ching, Merissa Tang, Myra Loke, Natasha May Pang, Phua Yun Yun, Shang Dianjun, Tan Xiang Yi
“energetic, appealing production with a masterful use of puppets in portraying elements of Chinese mythology, martial arts and acrobatics”.
– The Strait Times