Dec 5, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014
A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa
For the delight of audiences aged 5 to 105, Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theater will perform "A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa" in The Club at La MaMa, 74A East Fourth Street.
show is an adaptation of Dickens' classic with Old World accents and New World
inclusiveness. Adapted and directed by Vit Horejs, it features over 30 puppets
by Milos Kasal and holiday songs in Czech, English, Hebrew & Swahili.
Into the familiar story is woven a surprising and delightful blend of English, Jewish, African, American and Czech winter rituals, customs and holiday songs, all performed by marionettes ranging in size from four to twenty-four inches as well as found objects and toys. Mr. Horejs operates the whole cast of puppets, backed up by the "a capella monumentale" choir of Judith Barnes and Hayden DeWitt. The piece is still set in Old London, but with Czech accents. Imagine that the familiar tale was told to you not by an English serial novelist, but by your Czech grandmother.
La MaMa E.T.C. (The
Club), 74A East Fourth Street
Presented by La MaMa E.T.C. and GOH Productions.
Fridays @10:00 PM, Saturdays @ 2 &10:00 PM, Sundays @ 6:00 PM
Admission, $13 students and seniors.
Ten $10 tickets will be available to every performance on a first-come, first-served basis.
Box office (212) 475-7710, www.lamama.org
Running time 60 minutes.
La MaMa E.T.C., 74A East Fourth Street
From: Dec 5, 2014
To: Dec 14, 2014