AdvertisementTHE ENLIGHTENMENT OF THE SIDDHARTHA GAUTAMA BUDDHA AND THE ENCOUNTER WITH THE MONKEY KING, GREAT SAGE, EQUAL OF HEAVEN
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.
Perth 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.
Following a sell-out premiere season in Melbourne, don't miss the homecoming of Enlightenment, 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
14 - 17 December 十二月14-17日
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA. 地下室演艺厅, 西澳州立剧场
Writer, Sound and Lighting Designer - Joe Lui
Director - Marcel Dorney
Producer - Adelaide Fisher
Performers - Merlynn Tong, Alice Qin, John Marc Desengano, Conor Gallacher and Emily Tomlins
Cultural Consultant - Jamie Lewis
Illustrator - 巴丢草 (Badiucao)
Production Designer - Cherish Marrington
Stage Manager - Catherine O'Donoghue
Production Manager - Rose Pidd
Publicist – Tracy Routledge
Marketing and Social Manager - Haylee Whisson
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, 174 - 176 William St.,Perth,WA,Australia, Perth, Australia