A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa

Directed by Vit Horejs
December 22 – January 2
Evenings at 8:00 PM: Dec. 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 & Jan. 1. Matinees at 3:00 PM: Dec. 26 & Jan. 2.

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CRYSTAL FIELD
PRESENTS

A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa

December 22, 2021 to January 2, 2022

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.

Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre in “A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa, Happy Ramadan.” Scrooge (left) and elders of the town. Photo by Jonathan Slaff.

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.

Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. (at E. 10th Street)
Presented by Theater for the New City
Schedule: Evenings at 8:00 PM: Dec. 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 & Jan. 1. Matinees at 3:00 PM: Dec. 26 & Jan. 2.
Critics are invited to all performances.
Tickets $18 gen. adm., $12 seniors/students/kids
Come dressed as character of Dickens’ Christmas Carol or any seasonal holiday and use discount code SCROOGE for $2 off all tickets (advance sale and box office).
Box office 212-254-1109, www.theaterforthenewcity.net
Running time 75 minutes.
Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/7eaYStdviUi2FL9S8

L-R: Valois Mickens and Katarina Vizina. Photo by Jonathan Slaff.