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The Republic, or, My Dinner with Socrates

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“Creative and enlightening”
“stunning”
The Front Row Center    Read the whole review here.
“An astounding and delightful portrayal of the father of Western philosophy, Socrates”
“An astonishing feat of theatrical alchemy”

NY Theater Buying Guide   Read the whole review here.
“marionette wizardry”
“amazing sleight-of-hand”
Theater Scene.net   Read the whole review here


Faust

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Vit Horejs ( pronounced Horzaysh), the founder of the Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theater, has adapted Faust with old-fashioned artistry– he and his fellow puppeteers use century-old wooden marionettes — and contemporary humor.Laurel Graeber, The New York Times

The Fisherman’s Clever Daughter

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Feminist fairy tales are hard to find…It is refreshing then, to meet Lenka, the title character in “The Fisherman’s Clever Daughter.”…The puppet play is performed by someone with rare powers himself: Vit Horejs…With his long hair, gray beard and floor-length “coat of many colors,” Mr. Horejs is almost as dramatic a figure as his marionettes, 50-year-old puppets that step, dance, ride horseback and even play a violin.Laurel Graeber, The New York Times

Golem

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“Golem’ uses 19th-century versions of special effects, but its visual illusions feel far more magical than anything you’ll see in a Broadway blockbuster.”<em “mso-bidi-font-style:=”” normal”=””>Catherine Rampall, The New York TimesIn a production which was as much dance performance as marionette theatre, the interaction between puppeteers and puppet was fascinating…The Golem was staged with sensitivity, dedication and tremendous energy. Arthur Horowitz, Theatre JournalGolem is a wonderful blend of puppetry, dance, and music…Director Vit Horejs put together an extraordinary team to realize his conception…Golem is a joyful celebration of Jewish culture and resilience. The Journal, Pasadena, California

Hamlet: A Puppet Tragedy

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“Hamlet: A Puppet Tragedy” is very inventive…highly original…The marionettes themselves are fascinating to watch…Anita Gates, The New York Times 

Rusalka, The Little Rivermaid

 

Rusalka, the Little Rivermaid” is a retelling of “The Little Mermaid”…It is an irreverent blend of tradition and modernism…The results are sometimes maddening, sometimes beguiling, never subtle and never boring.Laurel Graeber, The New York Times