MOTHER AFRICA Plays the New Vic, Now thru 1/5

Spend this holiday season with Mother Africa at The New Victory Theater!

The winter weather is upon us

And families seek holiday season glee,

Why not come to the U.S. Premiere of Mother Africa

Opening December 6 at the New Victory.

From countries throughout the African continent

They mix circus with music and dance,

And acts like contortion and foot juggling

Will leave both young and old in a trance.

If you visit select performances,

When free program add-ons are swell,

We have Arts Express before and Talk-Backs after,

To learn more about the art form as well!

You can also try New Victory Family Workshops

For one-of-a-kind performing arts opportunities

With fun, engaging and hands-on learning

For parents and kids to create special memories.

More information on Mother Africa and add-ons are below.

We hope you enjoy and please include in your listings,

And spend this holiday season with the New Vic

Participating in the magic this time of year brings!

Mother Africa at The New Victory Theater

  • Dates: December 6, 2012- January 5, 2014
  • Location: The New Victory Theater (209 W. 42nd Street)
  • Cost: Tickets for Mother Africa cost $36, $22, $14 and $11 for Members based on seat locations, with full price tickets starting at $17.
  • Description: Rich in rhythm and robust in song, Mother Africa 's acrobats, musicians and dancers light up the stage in a powerful performance of stunning African artistry. Featuring stilt walkers from Tanzania, jugglers from Ethiopia and a renowned contortionist from Kenya, modern circus arts meld with joyful dance and music among a marvel of traditional masks. Exuberant afro-beats radiate from the stage with every strike of the infectious djembe and strum of the mbira, while bazin and kitenge fabrics swirl in a spectacle of color. Merry and bright, this is one holiday party you won't want to miss!

Arts Express

  • Date and Time: Sunday, December 8, 2013 and Sunday, January 5, 2014 before the 5PM performances
  • Location: The New Victory Theater (209 W. 42nd Street)
  • Cost: Free with ticket purchase
  • Description: Come early to select performances of Mother Africa to play with New Victory Teaching Artists and participate in the art forms that you are about to see on stage. These events have a "drop-in" format and happen during the hour before a show starts in the lower lobby space.


  • Date and Time: Saturday, December 7, 2013 and Friday, December 20, 2013 after the 7PM performances
  • Location: The New Victory Theater (209 W. 42nd Street)
  • Cost: Free with ticket purchase
  • Description: Stay after select performances of Mother Africa and ask questions, find out more about how the show was made, and get to know the creative team and performers.

Family Workshops

  • Location: New 42nd Street Studios (229 W. 42nd Street) where Broadway shows rehearse!
  • Cost: $12 for members and $17 non-members
  • Description: With no prior knowledge needed, families are welcome to come before or after the show, or without seeing the show at all. Taught by a professional ensemble of NEW VICTORY Teaching Artists.

*3-D Masks*

Saturday, December 7 at 12 pm and 4 pm

· Construct a multi-dimensional mask and learn the skill of mask performance.

· Best for ages 6 and up. (90 minutes long)

*African Dance*

Saturday, December 14 at 12 pm and 4 pm

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