Highfield Hall & Gardens and Dream Tale Puppets will present “Monkey Makes Mischief in Heaven” by Margaret Moody Puppets on Saturday, December at 12:00 pm. Location: 56 Highfield Dr, Falmouth, MA 02540.
The Chinese Monkey King soars into the heavens and delights in his new job in the Heavenly Peach Garden. But when he discovers he has been left out of the Jade Emperor’s Peach Blossom Banquet, Monkey flies off to make mischief in the Heavens. This lively episode of the Chinese epic Journey to the West features traditional (掌中戲）hand puppets and choreography which I studied with the I Wan Jan Traditional Hand Puppet Troupe in Taiwan (亦宛然掌中劇團）.
Margaret Moody is a puppeteer and actor, who loves old stories and the characters that inhabit them. She studied traditional Taiwanese puppetry with the I Wan Jan Troupe in Taiwan, and often uses its lively choreography and small puppets in presentations of Chinese and European folktales. Margaret is also a member of Dream Tale Puppets.
This program is supported in part by a grant from Falmouth Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.