THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CRYSTAL FIELD
A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa
December 22, 2021 to January 9, 2022
Responding to changes in the pandemic, we had to re-think our production schedule to do what’s best for our audiences and cast.
For that reason, in-person shows are postponed. All shows will be offered virtually for the entire run.
All tickets are $10.
A link to view the live performance on-demand will be e-mailed to you as confirmation when you purchase tickets.
The link will go live on 12/22 at 8 PM and will be available to view after 12/22
Running time 75 minutes.
NEW YORK, November 20 — For the delight of audiences aged 5 to 105, Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., will present Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre (CAMT) in “A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa” from December 22 to January 2. The show is an adaptation of Dickens’ classic with Old World accents and New World inclusiveness. Adapted, directed and reinvented by Vit Horejs, it features over 30 puppets by Milos Kasal including a quartet of Rockettes in Slovak, Moravian and Ruthenian folk costumes and holiday songs in Czech, English, Hebrew, Slovak, Spanish and Swahili.
For the delight of audiences aged 5 to 105, Theater for the New City presents Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre in “A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa,” adapted and directed by Vit Horejs.
This toy-puppet theater extravaganza is a new take on Charles Dickens’ classic with a few twists and digressions. Into the familiar story is woven a surprising and delightful blend of English, Jewish, African, American and Czech winter rituals and customs, all performed by over three dozen marionettes ranging in size from four to twenty-four inches as well as found objects and toys. Vit Horejs operates the whole cast of puppets, backed up by an “a capella monumentale” choir of Katarina Vizina and Valois Mickens. The piece is still set in Old London, but with Czech accents.
Cast includes over 30 puppets by Milos Kasal including a quartet of Rockettes in Slovak, Moravian and Ruthenian folk costumes.