Kera Putih (The White Monkey)


Thirteen year old Lyssa is on holiday with her family in Bali. She meets a local boy, Ketut, at a temple, and they become friends. When they find a caged white monkey in the garden of a restaurant, they are determined to free him. As they approach the cage, however, the white monkey is transformed into Hanuman, the monkey lord, and takes the children on an epic journey where they encounter evil spirits, fire gods, and a monkey army. This play celebrates Indonesian culture and promotes environmental awareness through the protection of native animals, and uses Indonesian gamelan, drums, dance, masks and music.

  • myth/folk tale/mask
  • 50
  • 5 total
  • 2 female identifying, 3 male identifying
  • 12 to 16, 18+
  • children, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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