THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
Executive Director, Crystal Field
Stories From My Mother
A play for puppets and actors by Peter Bulow
December 22, 2022 – January 8, 2023
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM
Running Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Tickets $18, Seniors/Students $15 – Box Office (212) 254-1109
No shows December 24, 25, 31 and January 1
Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue (between 9th & 10th Street)
“Stories from My Mother” a play for over-life sized puppets, actors and marionettes, tells the story of my family’s survival during the Holocaust and the war in Europe, and how this has affected the next generation. Though the main character, Peta, begins the narrative with the cryptic statement:
“Some of this story is true, and some of it is a lie”, in fact almost all of it is true- the dialogue is taken from family conversations heard during childhood. The puppets are recreations of family members- both the German ones and the Hungarian Jews, and attempt to channel their remarkable and vibrant personalities.
The set is at times the house in Queens where some of the stories were heard, at other times the snow covered section of the Budapest ghetto in 1944. Shadow play, revolving dioramas, and dramatic puppets bring what was past and what was imagined to life.”
Made possible with funding from the International Raul Wallenberg Foundation
As of September 26th, 2022, we are no longer requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for our audience upon entry.
Wearing of masks is suggested in the lobby, restrooms and performance spaces at Theater for the New City, but they are not required.