Puppetry with a Social Conscience

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Submitted by Jonathan Slaff & Associates:

You are invited to attend a free panel discussion

Puppetry with a Social Conscience
Thursday, December 11, 2008 and 9:30 pm

Presented by Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue at East Tenth Street
New York, NY

As you may know, Theater for the New City is presenting two puppet theater companies in December. They are:

by Czechoslovak-American (Marionette) Theatre:

The Very Sad Story of Ethel & Julius,
Lovers and Spyes

and about Their Untymelie End while Sitting in a Small Room
at the Correctional Facility in Ossining New York

November 28-December 14, 2008
Thu-Sat at 8:00 pm; Sun 3:00 pm


by Bread & Puppet Theater:
Sourdough Philosophy Spectacle & Circus (for grownups)

First week: Thurs – Sun at 8:00 pm.
Subsequent weeks: Wed – Sun at 8:00 pm
“The Sourdough Philosophy Circus” (for kids of all ages)
Sat and Sun at 3:00 pm.
$12 (all events)

Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue at East Tenth Street, NYC
Box office–info and reservations for both shows–(212) 254-1109.

In conjunction with these two productions, Theater for the New City is presenting a free panel discussion entitled “Puppetry With A Social Conscience” on Thursday, December 11 at 9:30 pm (after both puppet shows come down).

The theme will be how our world is reflected in the eyes of the Puppet. The panelists (now in formation) will include Peter Schumann, head of Bread and Puppet Theater; Vit Horejs, head of the Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theater; Jane Catherine Shaw, co-artistic director of the Voice 4 Vision Puppet Festival; John Bell, theater journalist and puppet theater artist; and Eileen Blumenthal, author of “Puppetry: A World History,” the latest authoritative book on puppet theater.

The panel will be moderated by Crystal Field, Executive Director of Theater for the New City.

The Audience will be invited to participate with questions for the panel. Admission is free.