Enlightenment
Theatre
14 - 17 December 2022
State Theatre Centre of WA, Studio Underground

Enlightenment

14 - 17 December 2022 State Theatre Centre of WA, Studio Underground Buy tickets

THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF THE SIDDHARTHA GAUTAMA BUDDHA, AND THE ENCOUNTER WITH THE MONKEY KING – GREAT SAGE, EQUAL OF HEAVEN
悉达多•高达摩菩萨成佛记之巧遇齐天大圣孙悟空

Presented by Joe Paradise Lui and Elbow Room

The most important human being ever born. The most powerful creature ever to exist. Somewhere in our city, they're about to hook up. 

Sid's life is objectively perfect but utterly empty. Meanwhile, Sage hustles every waking minute against encroaching poverty and desperation.

When they meet and fall in love, it's gonna be epic; as in destruction-of-the-cosmic-order epic.

'Subversive, entertaining, and super fun... from queer rom-com to crime fiction, with the gloss of a cosmic cartoon.' - ★★★★ The Age 

Perth artist Joe Paradise Lui re-imagines two characters from a towering story of his childhood - the young prince Siddhartha, and the magical Monkey from Journey to the West - as young women in contemporary Australia. 

Part romantic comedy, part crime saga, and part cosmic fever dream, Enlightenment is a dark, hilarious, and moving parable from one of Australia's true renegade artists. 

Don't miss its hometown premiere, produced by the acclaimed Melbourne theatre company Elbow Room, and featuring illustrations by renowned artist and activist 巴丢草 (Badiucao), the subject of China's Artful Dissident

Performed in English with Mandarin surtitles - 表演用中文字幕

Writer, Sound and Lighting Designer Joe Lui
Director Marcel Dorney
Cultural Consultant Jamie Lewis
Illustrator 丢草 (Badiucao)
Production Designer Cherish Marrington
Stage Manager Catherine O'Donoghue
Production Manager Rose Pidd

Producer Adelaide Fisher
Performers Merlynn Tong, Alice Qin, John Marc Desengano, Conor Gallacher and Emily Tomlins.
Publicist Tracy Routledge
Marketing Coordinator Haylee Whisson 

This tour is made possible thanks to the Australia Council for the Arts, The Besen Family Foundation and Western Australia's Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Please note:
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.
  • $40.00 Admit
  • $30.00 Concession (Seniors Card holders, pensioners, unemployed)
  • $25.00 Students
  • $25.00 Groups (6+)
    Phone (08) 6212 9291 or email groups@artsculturetrust.wa.gov.au

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