“The Monkey King,” written by Jonathan & Kimbirdlee Fadner, is a theatrical retelling of an ancient Chinese legend infused with a clever storyline and heart-pumping music. The Monkey King legend, from the epic Ming Dynasty novel "Journey to the West," has entertained for centuries with a cast of mythical creatures that can transform and transcend earthly realms and triumph amidst epic battles and quests. But can you imagine what happens when the King is born and he is… a woman!? The Fadners light up this tale with a shocking modern twist that will inspire you, your children, your neighbors and friends to take a fresh look at the world and be inspired toward positive change.

Actors will take on the exciting job of playing multiple roles throughout the musical, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats with unexpected twists and turns. At this early stage of development, the production will be treated like a work in progress, using minimal set and costume design, and letting the music and dialogue tell the story.

Musical Theatre by and for the common men and women...

CRUCIAL COMMON FOLK 

Written by Jonathan & Kimbirdlee Fadner        

Director: Steven Eng 

Choreographer: Francine Espiritu                    

Lighting Design: Andrew Trent


​Featured Actors: Ben Bartels, Russ Cusick (AEA), Kimbirdlee Fadner, Michael Green, Brandon Hynum (AEA), Rebecca Lee Lerman (AEA), Joan Marie, Chrissy Pardo, Monica Villa (AEA), Tomo Watanabe, Andy Zhang



DATES & LOCATIONS:


HOWE THEATRE (Location of Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance on Roosevelt Island)​ - 548 Main St, NY, NY 10044  ph: 212-371-4449
TICKETS $18 ONLINE or BOX OFFICE opens 1 hour prior to show
DATES:
Friday, Aug 3rd 8pm
Saturday, Aug 4th 2pm
Saturday, Aug 4th 8pm
Sunday, Aug 5th 8pm


QUEENS THEATRE - FREE ADMISSION - Sunday, Aug 12th at 2pm

14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Email: info@queenstheatre.org
Box Office: 718.760.0064
Open Tues. to Fri. 12pm-6pm