The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) together with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China will be presenting a special Beijing Opera performance of “The Monkey King Making Havoc in Heaven” featuring The Qingdao Peking Opera Company on Friday, 18 May 2018 (Gala Night) at 7:30 pm and Saturday, 19 May 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater) CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City.
Admission is FREE. For ticket reservations, please call the NCCA International Affairs Office at (02) 527-2206 Mon – Thurs. 10 am to 4 pm.
When Sun Wukong led the monkey training in the “Mountain of Flowers and Fruits”, The Jade Emperor sent the God Venus to invite him to temple peach feast, which is not real invitation. Enraged by the news that he is not in the guest list of peach feast, Sun Wukong smashed abode of immortals in heaven and stole the temple peach and elixir made by the God Venus.
Flaunting the banner of “The Monkey King”, Sun Wukong called his own troops in the “Mountain of flowers and Fruits”. After defeating the Li Tianwang army sent by the Jade Emperor, Sun Wukong and all monkeys enjoy their happy lives in the “Mountain of flowers and Fruits”.
Over the past 60 years since its founding, Qingdao Peking Opera company has inherited and developed various schools of Peking Opera through endless efforts of Peking opera artists as Yan Shaopeng, Zhang Chunqiu, Zhang Shaolou, Jie Yun Hong, Li Shibin, Dong Chunbo etc. Qingdao Peking Opera company is charged with the important task of cultural exchanges with foreign countries, and constantly sends art troupes performing visit to Japan, Russia, Britain, South Korea, Norway and other countries.
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