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Kid's Theater Event: A Wonderfully Flat Thing

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What to do this weekend with the kids? Check out a new family-friendly production this weekend. A Wonderfully Flat Thing is based on Mark Twain's short story, A Fable, a magical journey of self-discovery told with puppets, dance, and music.

The show features animal puppets that discover the power of their imagination as they dance and sing their way through this stunning tale of self reflection. Preschoolers will be spellbound.

Artistic director Manju Shandler, who previously created masks and puppetry for The Lion King on Broadway says, “For kids, it is an entertaining riddle, a romp on stage with surprising puppets – an ostrich, a snake, a donkey, a house cat and an elephant prince! For adults, it’s a piece about self reflection and how we interpret technology. The focus of the play is encompassed by Twain’s moral: ‘You can find in a text whatever you bring, if you stand between it and the mirror of your imagination.’” Running Time: 35 minutes--perfect for little ones.

A Wonderfully Flat Thing is one of the first productions to be mounted in The 14th Street Y’s newly renovated LABA Theatre. It is the result of a collaboration between artist fellows from the 14th Street Y’s LABA: The National Laboratory for New Jewish Culture.

A Wonderfully Flat Thing

Saturday, 12/18 11:30AM (Preview)

Sunday, 12/19 11:30AM & 2:30PM (Preview)

Saturday, 1/8 11:30AM, 2:30PM & 5:00PM

Sunday, 1/9 2:30PM & 5:00PM

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Saturday, 1/15 11:30AM, 2:30PM & 5:00PM

Sunday, 1/16 11:30AM & 2:30PM

The 14th Street Y – LABA Theatre

344 East 14th Street

(Between 1st & 2nd Avenues)


Tickets are $15 available online at or by calling 646-395-4322.

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