Forbidden Phoenix by Marty Chan

Forbidden Phoenix

An allegory for the early Chinese immigrants to Canada, this myth tells the story of the Monkey King’s journey west. Looking for food for his people, this classic Chinese Opera character faces discrimination in a prosperous land run by a lonely ruler who only wants to bring the Iron Dragon to his kingdom. This play is a hybrid of Chinese Opera and North American Theatre, using martial arts, music, costumes, and magic to convey a mythical story with historical relevance.

Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Ages 12+
Trade paper / 66 pages
ISBN: 978-0-88754-918-2