This tale shows what can happen when one gets too big for one's breeches!
Monkey, Monkey The Marvelous Adventures of the Magical Monkey King Script
The marvelous, legendary adventures of the daring and sometimes mischievious Magical Monkey King are adapted from the 16th-century Chinese novel in an energetic, contemporary retelling of an Asian folklore favorite. This tale shows what can happen when one gets too big for one's breeches! Monkey is 'born' from a magic stone placed on a hillside by the Jade Emperor, Ruler of Earth and Sky. A brave and daring creature, Monkey soon earns the title Handsome Monkey King when he fearlessly breaks through the falling water and returns to tell of a lush land for his monkey colony to claim. Not easily satisfied, Monkey uses his wily mind to trick his way into the terrifying cave of Yama, the King of Death, erasing the names of his colony from the great scroll. Monkey returns to find all but one subject captured by the Demon of Havoc, whom he conquers with the help of a few 'monkeys' from the audience. When Monkey greedily steals a cache of golden weapons from the Great Dragon King, Jade Emperor reins him in and banishes Monkey to the Palace of Clouds, where he can keep a close watch on him. Finally, Monkey's subjects bid him farewell as he rides the Royal Sunset Dragon across the sky. Production notes are available in the script containing details on set, staging, effects and costumes. One set, preferably of colorful piping, monkey bars, and bright panels of cloth. Costumes: suggestive of Asian origin. Approximate running time: 40 minutes.