A new leader is needed for a monkey family and two entrants emerge, but will the family have a monkey king or a monkey queen? To decide, each monkey is given a year to learn how they will use their head, heart, and heel to lead their family. Along the way, travels and trials from gods, monsters, and more will teach us all that there is more to being a leader than just sitting on a throne.
This exciting, original production features a multitude of Missoula artists; featuring Hailey Stone as the Monkey Queen, Marquis Archuleta as the kind and whimsical narrator – the Jade Empress, and Dara Wilson, Billy Pipinich, and Eric Buhler performing in various roles that help and hinder our Monkey’s progress. The artistic team includes Choreographer and Co-Director Megan Wiltshire, Stage Manager Arielle Nachtigal, Costumes by Fiona McNeil, Graphics by Phil Stempin, and American Sign Language Consultation by Anna Loehrke.