one actor in a white robe with elaborate crown and another, looking away in a bright red monkey mask

Cast members presented in heavily adapted Jingju or “Beijing Theatre” pieces.

Windward Community College’s Palikū Theatre presents The Monkey King: Wreaking Havoc in the Dragon’s Palace adapted from Journey to the West by Instructor Nicholas Logue, March 10–19.

actor in bright red Monkey costume with mask in a one legged pose

The story is taken from the pages of the epic novel Journey to the West. This action-comedy-adventure follows the immortal Monkey King, Sun WuKong, on his intrepid, if often insane, quests. This play takes us from Sun WuKong’s brith and early life into his first wild adventure, as he strives to find a weapon worthy of his incredible martial skills.

Venturing beneath the sea, Sun Wukong busts into the Coral Palace of Ao Guang, the Dragon King of the Eastern Sea, after learning this monarch maintains an impressive armory. Many hijinks and martial arts combat ensue, and the Dragon King’s many subjects including, crabs, turtles and other sea creatures are swept up into the wild melee.

The Monkey King: Wreaking Havoc in the Dragon’s Palace is presented as a heavily adapted Jingju or “Beijing Theatre” piece incorporating live musical accompaniment, acrobatics and other exciting conventions of Chinese theatre practices.

Performance Information


  • March 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m.
  • March 12 at 4 p.m.
  • March 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m.
  • March 19 at 4 p.m.


  • $10 general
  • $5 students/senior/military

Seats are first-come/first-served. To purchase tickets, call (808) 235-7315 or buy online at eTicketHawaii.