Puppet Stage: The Love of the Celestial Fox & Journey to the West : Peril at Gossamer Cave
by Teochew Puppet & Opera House (Malaysia)
About Puppet Stage
Puppet Stage is a collective of puppet shows from different cultures and ethnic origins. This George Town Festival, catch Puppet Stage - a showcase of Teochew puppet show, a Malaysian shadow puppetry - Wayang Kulit, and a performance by Flying Balloons Puppet, a puppet theatre from Bantul, Yogyakarta in Indonesia. Puppet Stage performances to include an iron-rod puppetry show revolving around "The Love of the Celestrial Fox" and "Journey to the West" by the Teochew Puppet and Opera House, "The Visit of Wak Long & Pak Dogol to an Arts Festival" as well as "Ksatria Kelawar" by Fusion Wayang Kulit and for the first time ever in Penang, "Pongo Abelii" by Flying Balloons Puppet.

20th July 2019 (Saturday)
5.00pm - 6.00pm | The Love of the Celestial Fox
6.45pm - 7.45pm | The Visit of Wak Long & Pak Dogol to an Arts Festival and Ksatria Kelawar (Dark Knight inspired Wayang Kulit)
9.00pm - 10.00pm | Pongo Abelii

21st July 2019 (Saturday)
5.00pm - 6.00pm | Journey to the West : Peril at Gossamer Cave
6.45pm - 7.45pm | The Visit of Wak Long & Pak Dogol to an Arts Festival and Ksatria Kelawar (Dark Knight inspired Wayang Kulit)
9.00pm - 10.00pm | Pongo Abelii

About Teochew Puppet & Opera House
Teochew Puppet and Opera House was established by Ling Goh in 2014 and is currently located at Armenian Street. As a traditional puppet opera troupe, Teochew Puppet and Opera House is committed to passing down the treasured artform of conventional puppet theatre that is slowly disappearing, especially Teochew puppetry and puppet opera. On top of its dedication to retain the puppetry culture, Teochew Puppet and Opera House strives to attract a fan base of younger generation to learn more and thus revive this dying artform through a brand new way of presentation and publicity.
Show 1: The Love of the Celestial Fox (20 July 2019, Saturday)
‘The Love of the Celestial Fox’ which has its origin in a seventeenth-century compilation of short stories called ‘Strange Tales from Liaozhai’, tells a love triangle between thousand-year-old celestial fox named Lotus, scholar Sangsheng, as well as the spirit of Sangsheng’s deceased fiancee, Li Wan who returns to him inhabiting an embroidered slipper.
Show 2: Journey to the West : Peril at Gossamer Cave (21 July 2019, Sunday)
‘Peril in Gossamer Cave’ is an episode from the epic classic ‘Journey to the West’, where the disciples of Buddhist monk Tripitaka strive to prevent their master from falling into the clutches of the nefarious spider queen, who intends to feast on the virtuous monk’s flesh to obtain immortality.
Show Details
Date: 20 July & 21 July 2019 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 5.00pm - 6.00pm
Venue: The Whiteaways Arcade

** Smoke machine will be used during the performance.

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