Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Opening The Week: The Republic, or My Dinner with Socrates


The La MaMa Puppet Series may have just concluded, but there are still more puppets inhabiting the La MaMa First Floor Theatre.  This week, Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre's  The Republic, or My Dinner with Socrates begins performances.  With a cast of 6 actors, 50 marionettes and dozens of shadow puppets, The Rupublic asks: Is democracy not the ideal form of government?  Was Socrates executed by a vigilant Athenian "department of homeland security?  The play may or may not answer these questions, but will at least hope to open a dialogue in a true Socratic method.

La MaMa presents
Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre's
The Republic, or My Dinner with Socrates

Written and Directed by Vít Hořejš

November 29 – December 15, 2013

Tickets: $18 Adults; $13 Students/Seniors; A limited number of $10 tickets are available as part La MaMa's 10 @ $10 ticketing initiative, through which ten tickets are available for every performance for only $10: these tickets must be purchased in advance.

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