Monday, February 29, 2016

Madeleine Albright's Toy Theatre comes to La MaMa

Vit Horejs has incorporated childhood toy puppet theatre of US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright's,into the Czech-American Marionette Theatre's new show The New World Symphony: Dvořák in America, running March 10 - Marth 27, 2016 at The Ellen Stewart Theatre.  

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As a little girl, the future U.S. Secretary of State used it to put on puppet shows for her family and friends.  She donated this marionette theater to the Czech community in New York City three years ago and it currently resides in Bohemian Hall.

Check out photos of this wonderful piece of history:




And here is a photo of Madeleine's toy theatre as used in the prologue The New World Symphony: Dvořák in America -



La MaMa presents
The New World Symphony: 
Dvořák in America

by Czech-American Marionette Theatre
written and directed by Vít Hořejš
music by Antonín Dvořák
and saxophonist/composer James Brandon Lewis 

March 10 - March 27, 2016
Thursday to Saturday at 7pm; Sunday at 4pm

The Ellen Stewart Theatre 
66 East 4th Street (between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $25 Adult; $20 Student & Seniors

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE