300 Years of Czech Marionette Theater

A talk and presentation by VÍT HOŘEJŠ
Artistic Director, Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theater, New York
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 at 5pm
Bohemian National Hall
321 E 73 St
RSVP: newyork@svu2000.org

Suggested donation: $5.00
Vít Hořejš will present the over 300-year old Czech tradition of marionette theater and the so far, little-known history of Czech puppetry in the United States.
He will demonstrate the antique marionettes that he discovered in 1984 in the attic of the Jan Hus Church on the Upper East Side, in the heart of the former 19th century Czech and Slovak tenement neighborhood.  As a crowning point of his presentation, he will perform a short excerpt from a traditional Czech marionette play using puppets and a set originally owned by the Hon. Madeleine Albright who recently donated her toy theater to the BBLA Association to be used by the Czech community in New York.

Do not miss the upcoming show of the Czechoslovak American Marionette Theater!
“The Magic Garden, or,The Princess who Grew Antlers”
March 5-22

Theater for the New City
155 First Ave. (at E. 10th Street)

Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 PM

300 years