the Polish Cultural Institute
Wroclaw Puppet Theater
THE LAST ESCAPE (Ostatnia ucieczka)
by Bruno Schulz
Saturday, November 18, 2006 - Sunday, November 19, 2006, 8:00 PM
The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave (at 76th St), New York, NY
Tickets: General Audience $20; Members $15, Tel: 646.505.5708
With stunningly beautiful imagery, one of Europe's finest puppet theaters brings to life the stories of the legendary Polish-Jewish writer Bruno Schulz (1892-1942), who is widely regarded as the finest modern prose stylist in the Polish language, as well as the significant visual artist. The Last Escape is the story of a pensioner trapped in his room, trying to break through his own loneliness and despair by recalling his past and conjuring up a new world where time exists on many levels. Schulz, Poland's preeminent Jewish writer, has been an inspiration for such writers as Cynthia Ozick, John Updike, and Philip Roth.
The performances at the Jewish Community Center in New York are part of a US tour of the Wroclaw Puppet Theatre.
(In Polish with English supertitles; translation from Polish to English: Danuta Borchardt)
This event is part of the JCC's series, "Visions of Jewish Life in Poland: Theater, Film and Posters", co-presented by the Polish Cultural Institute, which also includes:
Exhibition "Polish Jewish Cultural Posters", Nov. 16, 2006 - Jan. 17, 2007; Opening: Thu, Nov. 16, 6-8:30 PM
"Korczak", film by Andrzej Wajda (115 min, Poland, 1990) Mon, Nov. 27, 7:30 PM
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