We are delighted to announce that La MaMa, in association withGreat Small Works, presents our newest show,
Muntergang and Other Cheerful Downfalls
From October 28th through November 6th, 2016.
Please come, invite your friends, and support this exciting project!
Did we say we are delighted?
And we are also struggling to find the funds to make these performances possible. Any donation will go a long way toward paying our artists -- keeping flavorful modernist Yiddish alive! Asking useful questions in tough times! Laughing at jokes our ancestors laughed at (still funny and in translation!)
WE THANK YOU!
Great Small Works revisits the work of radical 20th-century New York City puppeteers Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler. In a bilingual Yiddish-English play that uses Maud and Cutler's satirical puppet scripts and original graphics, together with Great Small Works' own puppets and projections, and appearances by demented dybbuks and Mae West, Muntergangis a meditation on historical models for changing power relationships.
Created in collaboration with the archive of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research by Great Small Works members John Bell, Trudi Cohen, Stephen Kaplin, Jenny Romaine and Roberto Rossi.
With puppeteers Joseph Therrien and Sam Wilson
Music by Jessica Lurie and Hannah Temple
Lights by Meredith Holch; sound by Akeyjoa Ando
Script by Jenny Romaine
Nourish your queer political desire today. Enjoy this limitless non-normalized, very open utopian vision of what's possible...