The Town that Fought Hate

  • The Town that Fought Hate by Catskill Puppet Theatre | Young Audiences New Jersey
  • The Town that Fought Hate by Catskill Puppet Theatre | Young Audiences New Jersey
  • The Town that Fought Hate by Catskill Puppet Theatre | Young Audiences New Jersey

Description

When a hate group harasses young Isaac for having a menorah in his window, the townspeople band together to fight the bullies and bigotry threatening their community. Using music and an exceptional array of puppetry techniques,this play teaches students about tolerance and acceptance by recounting the remarkable events of a 1993 Billings, Montana, bias incident that attracted national attention.

Working with Young Audiences of New Jersey and noted children’s author Janice Cohn, Catskill Puppet Theatre created this captivating production based on Ms. Cohn’s award-winning book, The Christmas Menorahs: How a Town Fought Hate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Sj4AARrCi8

Price & Info

Price

Assembly Price: $1,165

Assembly Two-in-a-Row Price: $1,560

Travel Fee: $75 per day

Information

Audience Limit: 300

Program Length: 50 min.

Appropriate For Grade(s): 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

Theme

Theme

Arts Appreciation Month

Character Education Month

End of Year Celebration

Holocaust Remembrance Day

National Arts & Humanities Month

Reading/Poetry Month

Universal Human Rights Month

Curriculum Standards

Curriculum Standards

Character Education

Social Studies

Visual & Performing Arts

Tech

Technical Requirements

Ability to darken room is vital (it doesn’t need to be pitch black—cover windows). Performance space on the same level as audience. Floor needs to be flat. No carpeting where the performance area is. 12 ft. ceiling required, performance space needs to be 20 ft. wide and 20 ft. deep, with access to electricity. Artists arrive 2 hours in advance to set up. Mix grades together (e.g., K-6). Please bring kindergarten children 5 minutes early to meet the puppet villain.