THEATRE TOUR: My Grandfather’s Prayers – Lisa Sturz and Red Herring Puppets
MY GRANDFATHER’S PRAYERS premiered this past Sunday, June 18th to a full crowd. The feedback has been very moving and encouraging. We have a few more bookings over the Summer and will begin marketing the show to other locations. If you have connections within the community that would help us, please send them along. If you know people in the Cleveland, Boston, or Mpls. area, please let them know about our upcoming performances. Ticket price is $15.
JULY 16, Maltz Museum, Cleveland, Ohio 2:00 and 7:00 pm Tickets: 216.593.0575
We have a workshop on shadow puppetry that morning from 11-1:00
AUGUST 12, Boston Showplace, Brookline, Ma 8:00 pm 617-731-6400
AUGUST 13, Boston Showplace, Brookline, Ma 3:00 pm 617-731-6400
MY GRANDFATHER’S PRAYERS is a theatrical production based on the life of Cantor Izso Glickstein (1890-1947), a Jewish Ukrainian prodigy who settles in Boston, where his powerful golden voice expresses the passion and determination of a people holding on to faith and tradition through the violent diaspora of the 20th century. Izso’s remarkable story is told from the point of view of his granddaughter, Lisa Sturz, a 30-year professional puppeteer who has worked for Walt Disney Imagineering, Jim Henson Productions, Lucasfilm and others. Sturz uses shadow puppets, scrolling backgrounds, mixed-media film sequences and poetic text to explore her own Jewish ancestry, artistry, spirituality and responsibility. The performance is intended for adults and older teens.