神笔马良 • The Magic Paintbrush
Winner of M1-The Straits Times Life Theatre Awards 2017 for Best Production for the Young, Paper Monkey Theatre returns to Moonfest with 神笔马良 The Magic Paintbrush!
Once upon a time, there lived a poor orphan boy named Ma Liang. He loved to draw, but was too poor to buy a paintbrush, so he used coal and a stick to draw instead. His dedication moved the gods and they gave him a magic paintbrush that brought all the things he drew magically to life! He used the magic paintbrush to help the poor villagers, but an evil landlord and the greedy Emperor captured Ma Liang, and forced him to paint gold and silver for them.
Will Ma Liang be able to escape and continue to do good and help the villagers? Find out in The Magic Paintbrush!
An exciting performance based on a classic Chinese folktale, this engaging puppetry adaptation lets children learn about determination and kindness. Featuring exquisite traditional hand puppets, lively action and melodious music that will enthral and entertain all, from the young to the young at heart!
Written and Directed by: Benjamin Ho
Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles.
Recommended for children aged 5 and up.
Ticket Price: $22
Tote Board Arts Grant
This production is commissioned and presented by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.