La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

74A East 4th Street
(btw Bowery & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003
212.475.7710

Office: M–F 11a–6p
Box Office: M–Su 12–6p




La MaMa Kids: Katcha and the Devil and Other Czech Tales with Strings

April 27, 2013 at 11am


Vít Horejš

 

For fifty years, a troupe of antique marionettes was confined to a dusty closet at Jan Hus Church, in the heart of New York’s Czechoslovak neighborhood.  Discovered by Vít Horejš, Czechoslovak storyteller, author, and puppeteer, the 24-inch century-old masterpieces of Czech puppet makers have since brought joy to thousands of spectators young and old. Vít Horejš and his marionettes tell favorite Czech stories he learned in his home town, Prague, from his father and grandmother: Katcha and the Devil (A shepherd outwits the devil who is pursued by a dance-loving shrew).

“Mr. Horejs is almost as dramatic a figure as his marionettes, 50-year-old puppets that step, dance, ride horseback and even play a violin.”
 New York Times

Vit Horejs on czechmarionettes.org

Ellen Stewart Theatre Lobby
Second Floor
66 East 4th Street (bet. Bowery & 2nd Ave)

Tickets: $10 per family, no family turned away
Saturday mornings at 11 o’clock

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