Saturday, March 7, 2009

Storyteller Diane Wolkstein Performs

Monkey King: Journey to the West

Internationally acclaimed storyteller and author Diane Wolkstein will captivate family audiences with a re-imagining of one of the great classic Chinese stories of all time. She and musician Geoffrey Gordon will recreate the 16th century epic of Monkey King: Journey to the West 7:30pm on April 18, 2009 at the Rime Center.

Kansas City’s Friends of Jung organization is responsible for bringing Diane to Kansas City to perform this epic tale. As an acclaimed storyteller, author of 24 books, a Tai Chi student of Taoist master Sat Hon and a student of Thich Nhat Hanh she brings a lot of expertise to her storytelling.

Geoffrey Gordon, an accomplished Broadway performer, recording artist, and kirtan musician, is trained in North Indian classical music and brings his talents to the telling of Monkey. The great Chinese epic recounts the adventures of the fierce Taoist Monkey King and the compassionate Buddhist priest who journey together from China to India to bring back the Buddhist scriptures.

The journey is one of countless raucous adventures beginning with Monkey King’s desire for immortality and his later attempt to take over heaven. The inside journey is one of self-cultivation. This hour-long performance is also a great way to support Tibet as a portion of the proceeds will go to support Tibetan refugees.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Available in the gift shop, or reserve your tickets today by mailing payment and pick them up at will call.

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