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Theater for the New City Presents
King Executioner
Thursday, March 21, 2013 through Sunday, April 07, 2013

Puppets and live performers enact an enigmatic tale of early World War II in King Executioner, the newest creation of Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre.

Length: 1 hr 10 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

The play is loosely based on "When you are a King, You will be an Executioner" ("A Jak Krolem a Jak Katem Bedzies," 1968) by the Polish magical realist novelist Tadeusz Nowak (1930-1991). Theater for the New City will present the world premiere of the work March 21 to April 7.

The novel, which has never been published in English, is an allegorical tale of Polish peasant life in the early days of World War II. The book unfolds like a 20th century folk tale, narrating a farm boy's bumpy journey to manhood. The boy goes to fight with the partisans after the German invasion and his patriotic duty compels him to kill two neighbors he's known all his life. As he faces decisions about life and death for others, his story becomes a parable on the complex truths of existence and dignity.

Music is composed by Frank London of The Klezmatics.
 


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This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.