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
Ellen Stewart Theatre Lobby
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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