'Monkey: Journey to the West' at Lincoln Center Festival

July 26, 2013 11:55:37 AM PDT
What better way to kick off the Lincoln Center Festival 2013 than with the vibrant musical "Monkey: Journey to the West"?Based on the 1592 classic Chinese folktale "Journey to the West," "Monkey: Journey to the West" is the tale of an irrepressible band of characters - the Monkey King, Tripitaka, the Dragon Prince, Pigsy, and Sandy - on a harrowing adventure through stymieing obstacles and menacing characters in search of the holy scriptures in India.

This hugely successful production includes a remarkable cast of Chinese acrobats, singers, mind-bending contortionists, martial artists and transfixing animated displays.

Chen Shi-Zheng, internationally renowned opera and film director, directs the enchanting, fantastical world of "Monkey: Journey to the West."

"Monkey: Journey to the West" will run throughout the Festival with 27 performances in the David H. Koch Theater. The last performance will be Sunday, July 28 at 8pm.

For more information, visit: Monkey: Journey to the West