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The Monkey Queen

Produced by Red Snow Collective

The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. West
November 15–December 2, 2018

Tickets: Preview $20 | Seniors & Students $22 | Arts Worker $26 | General Admission $32 | Gala $48
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The Monkey Queen is an original theatre play weaving text, movement, visual and music. It is a story about female identity and empowerment through cultural and ancestral mythology. Reality crosses the border with an ancient legend from the female perspective of the warrior in a fantastical landscape close to home.

This story is inspired by the mythology of the Monkey King in Wu Cheng’En’s 16th century epic – Journey to the West. Monkey Queen is his counterpart, was born in the West and is journeying East, in search of her spiritual and ancestral roots as she discovers her own meaning as a warrior. The playwright reimagines an ancient tale through her personal journey as a Chinese Canadian female artist.

Credits
Playwright: Diana Tso
Director: William Yong
Cast: Nick Eddie and Diana Tso
Music Composers: Nick Storring and Brandon Valdivia
Lighting Designers: Rebecca Picherack
Projection Designer: Elysha Poirier
Costume Designer: Robin Fisher
Scenic Designer: William Yong
Production Manager & Set Builder: James Kendal
Stage Manager: Neha Ross
Publicist: Ashley Belmer

Red Snow Collective’s Production of The Monkey Queen is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council

Performance Dates
Approximate Run Time: 65 minutes
Thursday, November 15 – 7:30PM – Preview
Friday, November 16 – 7:30PM – OPENING
Saturday, November 17 – 2:00PM
Saturday, November 17 – 7:30PM – Gala
Sunday, November 18 – 2:00PM
Tuesday, November 20 – 7:30PM
Wednesday, November 21 – 7:30PM
Thursday, November 22 – 7:30PM
Friday, November 23 – 7:30PM
Saturday, November 24 – 7:30PM
Sunday, November 25 – 2:00PM
Tuesday, Novemebr 27 – 7:30PM
Wednesday, November 28 – 7:30PM
Thursday, November 29 – 7:30PM
Friday, November 30 – 7:30PM
Saturday, December 1 – 7:30PM
Sunday, December 2 – 2:00PM