Three Golden Hairs of Grandfather Wisdom NYC Reviews and Tickets
Quirky, Disappointing, Confusing, Slow, Ambitious
About the Show
Theatre for the New City presents the Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre's interpretation of Czech, Slovak, and Italian fairy tales brought to life by dozens of puppets and a mounted deer's head.
The evening is named for its first story, a Czech tale in which a charcoal burner's son, predestined by his fairy godmother to marry a princess, is sent by the evil King on a quest to find the sun's three golden hairs. Resolving three more difficult tasks along the way, he returns with rich rewards, angering the envious King who gets his comeuppance.
The second tale, 'Salt over Gold,' is a Slovak story with echoes of 'King Lear.' A princess who values her father "only as much as salt" is banished, but returns to save her dad when salt disappears, throwing the kingdom into disarray.
The third tale is a version of the same story, known to Italian readers as 'Dear as Salt,' from Italo Calvino's famous 1956 collection, 'Italian Fables.'