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Bread and Puppet makes its annual pilgrimage to New York with The Whatforward Circus, in which a group of stone-age technology puppeteers, brass players, and percussionists check out the prominent forwardmoving passions and politics of our capitalist culture, and make real and unreal against-the-grain proposals to identify and fight the anonymous monster, the big fat Wrong; complete with Mongolian hordes, singing toilets and stilted flying businessmen!

Bread & Puppet Theater is an internationally celebrated company that champions a visually rich, street-theater brand of performance art filled with music, dance and slapstick. Its shows are political and spectacular, with huge puppets made of paper maché and cardboard. Founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City's Lower East Side, the theater has been based in the North East Kingdom of Vermont since the early 1970s.

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Mira J. Spektor's
Lady of The Castle
A Ghostly Post-Holocaust Chamber Opera
Based on a True Story & An Israeli Play by Lea Goldberg with curtain raiser, Seymour Barab's
From Oy to Vey
Five Raucous, Off-Color Opera Vaudeville Shorts Directed by Lissa Moira
Music Direction by Jesse Lozano The evening of opera begins with a 20-minute curtain raiser, Seymour Barab's raucous, off-color opera vaudeville From Oy to Vey. Following this curtain raiser is Lady of The Castle, a ghostly post-Holocaust chamber opera based on a true story and an Israeli play by Lea Goldberg with music and lyrics by Mira J. Spektor. Lissa Moira directs a cast of five, including Darcy Dunn, Douglas McDonnell, James Parks, Bennett Pologe, and Amanda Yachechak. Performances will be staged at the Cino Theatre at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (bet. 9th and 10th Streets), New York, NY 10003 from November 30-December 11, 2016.

From Oy to Vey is a 20-minute raucous off-color opera vaudeville curtain raiser of five select pieces from the larger work by Seymour Barab. Lady of The Castle is set in 1947 after the Holocaust. Is there a young Jewish girl still hidden in the old castle? Based on a true story and Lea Goldberg's Israeli play, Lady of the Castle is a chamber opera about illusion, reality, love, betrayal, death and hope. Originally commissioned and presented by Theater for the New City in 1982, Lady of The Castle has enjoyed over ten productions internationally. It has been staged in New York off-Broadway and at the JCC, on Long Island and in Massachusetts, in Berlin with support of the Anne Frank Foundation, and in London at Saint Giles Cripplegate Church in the Barbican Center as part of the Festival of Austrian Jewish Culture - produced with the artistic supervision of conductor David Josefowitz. The London concert version is available on Original Cast Recordings.

A three-piece chamber orchestra includes, Piano: Jesse Lozano; Flute: Michael Laderman; and Cello: Vivian Penham. From Oy to Vey and Lady of The Castle are presented by Theater for the New City and The After Dinner Opera Company; Director: Lissa Moira; Musical Director: Jesse Lozano; Choreographer: Amanda Yachachak; Sets and Costume Designer: Lytza Colon; Lighting Designer: Alex Bartenieff. 10 performances will be staged from November 30-December 10 on the following schedule: Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm & Sunday at 3pm.

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