The Monkey Baa Theatre Company’s production of the Peasant Prince will swing into the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre.
The Peasant Prince is a new Australian play based on the incredible story of Li Cunxin’s iconic autobiography, Mao’s Last Dancer,
Following the international success of his autobiography, Li authored The Peasant Prince, a children’s picture book based on his memoirs.
The Peasant Prince was adapted and written by Monkey Baa Creative Directors, Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge and Tim McGarry.
Aimed at ages six and over, the play begins as a young Li Cunxin is taken from his small rural village in northern China to study at an elite dance academy in Beijing.
Although the training is grueling, he is inspired by dreams of a better life for both him and his family.
When a famous ballet master from the USA visits the academy, his life is changed forever.
"It’s always my hope that my life experiences inspire young people to follow their dreams and to take advantage of the boundless opportunities in their lives,” said Li.
“I think my story proves that with hard work, dedication and determination, anything is possible. You can be successful in anything, if you are willing to go that extra mile."
The show stars John Gomez Goodway (Oneness: Voice Without Form, His Mother’s Voice), Jenevieve Chang (Club Shanghai, Stories Then and Now), Jonathan Chan (The Secret Island, Turnadot Reimagined) and Edric Hong (Winter Retreat, A Play Like This).
Exploring themes of belonging, motivation, loneliness and hope, The Peasant Prince will inspire young people to overcome fears and follow their dreams.
Following its Sydney premiere at the Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre, The Peasant Prince will tour 38 venues across Australia, including Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre.
Tickets are LIVE Member $15, Adult $25, Conc. $20, Under 18/Student $18, School group $15.
The Peasant Prince by Monkey Baa will show on Tuesday May 10 at 7.30pm and Wednesday May 11 at 10am and 12.30pm.
For tickets call 1300 788 503 or visit shoalhavenentertainment.com.au.
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