Bare Bones Theater of Northport presents The Monkey King, an original thriller/comedy written and directed by Long Island native, Don Intonato.
Originally presented as a staged reading in June of 2011, these four full performances are being offered in response to rave reviews.
February 16th, 17th and 18th at 8pm
February 19th at 4pm
To purchase tickets, call: 800-838-3006
In 2010, after a hiatus of more than thirty years from writing, Intonato found himself at the exclusive Bulgari Hotel in Indonesia on business. Sitting across his breakfast table one morning was an unexpected guest, a large male macaque.
The character of Dante, the Monkey King, was inspired by him. The other characters “just showed up” while Intonato wrote, frequently between 2am-6am, while in Bali.
SYNOPSIS OF THE PLAY:
On New Year’s Eve, accountant Rupert Marlowe not only embezzles money from his boss, he runs away to Bali with the boss’ daughter, Diane, for one last fling. A few days later, a half man/half monkey devil and a hit man show up for breakfast at his villa. Now it’s payback time. A dark thriller/comedy, The Monkey King is meant for mature audiences only.
Ben Intonato of Huntington, NY as Dante- the Monkey King
Sean King of Smithtown, NY as Rupert Marlowe
Christine Copley of Huntington, NY as Diane- the Boss’ Daughter
Nino Ascencio of Medford, NY as Nyoman- the Indonesian Houseboy
PRE-PLAY MEET & GREET:
Order tickets before February 10th, 2012 and you'll be invited to the Pre-Play Meet & Greet. You'll have the opportunity to meet the playwright and director, Don Intonato, while you sip champagne and eat strawberries.
The Monkey King has built a Northport Staycation to help promote the show as well as keep people in the village of Northport shopping and dining throughout the dates of the show. Businesses such as The Northport Tasting Room and Veronica Rayne Boutique and many others are generously offering discounts for the run of the show as long as you have a ticket to one of the performances. For a complete listing of offers follow The Monkey King Facebook Event page.