La MaMa and the Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre present this puppet theater exploration of three 1963 national traumas: the assassinations of President Kennedy, his brother, and Martin Luther King. More…
In 'The Life And Times Of Lee Harvey Oswald' the main protagonists inexorably approach the Grassy Knoll, guided by fate, like marionettes are led by their strings, as a Greek chorus of over a dozen ventriloquist dummies representing FBI, KGB, and TV agents warn them in vain to avoid the path of destruction. For Ages 12 and up.
See it if you love experimental theater, no matter how weird. Subject (LHO) is interesting but treatment is incoherent. The charming marionettes are..
Don't see it if too small to see, even fr close seats. Having m'ettes shag often isn't funny. Storytelling crawls..almost 2 hrs w/o intermission. A misfire.
See it if You want to see a variation on the JFK myth--- the stretching of time and depth of character analysis was fascinating.
Don't see it if You want to see more work with marionettes, the staging made it hard to really enjoy the puppets, although the actors were all great.
See it if you need to witness truly horrific theatre to convince yourself that God is dead
Don't see it if you value your quality of life
Also this is why people hate "experimental" theatre