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Katcha and the Devil and Other Czechoslovakian Tales


October 15, 2012

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Major support for children's and young adult programming is provided by the Mr. and Mrs. Timothy R. Barakett Endowment for Children's and Young Adult Programs and Services. Major support for children's and young adult programming is provided by the Katerina and Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences. Additional support is provided by the Estate of Charles J. Mauro; the Estate of William C. Morris; the Estate of Esther Manes; New York Life Foundation; MetLife Foundation; Sandra Priest Rose; Solon E. Summerfield Foundation, Inc.; Con Edison; Mr. and Mrs. John Klingenstein; Beth and Christopher Kojima; Milton S. Teicher; Mr. and Mrs. George T. Votis; The Walt Disney Company; The Edith Glick Shoolman Children's Foundation; and an anonymous donor.

Vít Horejš performs a one-man show of Czech fairy tales (in English) replete with kings, clever village maidens, witches and spirits.  His marionettes speak in a dozen voices, dance, play violin, swim and fly.  The program will be composed of favorite Czech fairy tales such as "Salt over Gold," the story of a Princess who values her father "only" as much as salt, is banished, but returns to save her father when salt disappears, “The Snow Maiden Snehurka” in which a childless couple find a little girl in a winter blizzard, and "The Wandering Egg," a Czech variation on the Bremen Musician Story. Recommended for children ages 7 to 12 years old.