The Life And Times Of Lee Harvey Oswald revisits three 1963 national traumas: the assassinations of President Kennedy, his brother, and Rev. Martin Luther King. Exploring the shrouded, dense cobwebs of multiple conspiracy theories that attempt to justify these senseless acts. The main protagonists inexorably approach the Grassy Knoll guided by fate as marionettes are powered by their strings.
Performed by THE CZECHOSLOVAK-AMERICAN MARIONETTE THEATRE
Deborah Beshaw-Farrell, Michelle Beshaw, Vít Hořejš, Sarah Lafferty, Valois Mickens,
Jon L Peacock, Jeffrey Roth, and Ben Watts
Set and Costume Design by Michelle Beshaw
Choreography by Martha Tornay
Lighting Design by Federico Restrepo
Original Design Concepts by Theresa Linnihan
Additional Design by David Michael Friend
Ventriloquist Dummies by Václav Krčál
Marionettes by Milos Kasal
Dummy Costumes by Eva Pecháčková
Dummy Bodies and Wigs by Marcela Krčálová
Additional Marionette Construction and Costume by Emily C. Wilson
Jackie Puppet Painting by Sierra Schoening
Jackie Puppet Chanel Costume by Sarah Lafferty
Flyer, Postcard and Video by Coraline Yijie Wang
The Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre (CAMT) is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of traditional and not-so-traditional puppetry. Since founding the company in 1990, they have created over twenty original productions and garnered accolades from the press and dedicated audiences aged 5 to 105.
Find out more on their website.
“quite wonderful…an astonishing cast…something that must be seen”
– Peter Filichia, BroadwayRadio.com
“That style plays with performance planes, scope, and an effective movement and fever. The collaboration has a working motion that reveals the maturity, the understanding of the machinations of the medium of the makers.”
Czech Marionettes to Bring THE LIFE & TIMES OF LEE HARVEY OSWALD to La MaMa