Test Post ENLIGHTENMENT by Joe Paradise Lui. Produced by Elbow Room

Event Details

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

3月10日至20日

Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy & FUSE

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 change the world; and threaten the destruction of the cosmic order. (You know; that cosmic order that safeguards all those privileges that we so richly deserve.)

Singapore-born, Perth-based artist Joe 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 premiere production by acclaimed Melbourne theatre makers Elbow Room, designed by Perth artist Cherish Marrington, 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

Team:
Joe Paradise Lui – Writer, Sound and Lighting Designer, Marcel Dorney – Director, Jamie Lewis – Cultural Consultant, 巴丢草 (Badiucao) – Illustrator, Cherish Marrington – Production Designer

Performed by Merlynn Tong, Alice Qin, John Marc Desengano, Conor Gallacher and Emily Tomlins

Rose Pidd – Production Manager, Finn Carter – Stage Manager, Adelaide Fisher – Producer, Kevin Chian – Mandarin Surtitles, Samad Shiraz – Assistant Director, Catherine O’Donoghue – Stage Manager (WA), Hardik Mehta – AV Assistant

Image by Pia Johnson

 

COVID INFORMATION

This a COVID Safe event with limited audience capacity.

To ensure a comfortable and safe experience for our visitors and staff, we’ve introduced COVID-safe measures in line with the Victorian Government. Where possible, when coming to this event, please adhere to:

– Physical distancing

– Wearing a face covering before and during performances

– Register your visit

– Practice good hygiene

– if feeling unwell or waiting for COVID test results, please do not attend and let box office know so that they can reallocate your ticket.

Thank you so much for keeping us all safe and we can’t wait to see you at the theatre!

 

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Date

10 March - 20 March, 2021

Time

Wed - Sat 8pm, Sunday 6pm, Sat matinee 2pm (Sat 20 March)

Location

Main Hall, Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre, 189 High Street, Northcote, 3070 诺斯科特市政厅艺术中心

Duration

80 mins

Cost

Group of 4 or more $28, Darebin Resident $30, Full $35, Preview $25, Concession and Students $28

Additional Info

Auslan interpreted performance on Thursday 18 March at 8pm.
Warnings:
Sexual references, adult themes, coarse language and depictions of assault.