Three Golden Hairs of Grandfather Wisdom
Closed 1h 10m
Three Golden Hairs of Grandfather Wisdom

Three Golden Hairs of Grandfather Wisdom NYC Reviews and Tickets

(19 Reviews)
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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. 

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Disappointing, Banal, Confusing, Excruciating, Oh boy, what a mess.

See it if You have unwavering interest in children's theater, no matter what.

Don't see it if Are hoping your kids will be charmed/delighted by marionette theater. This one's incomprehensible, seems unrehearsed, and poorly executed. Read more

Incoherent, Scattershot, Exquisite marionettes, Ineffective puppeteering

See it if your interest in the aesthetics of historic puppets supersedes the need for an intelligible performance

Don't see it if you have no interest in puppet theater , folk tales or childrens theatre- caliber players Read more

Fluffy, Quirky, Bizarre, Grating, Weird

See it if You are into Czech puppetry (which involves rather non-family-friendly puppets and story elements, but is overdone as if for young children)

Don't see it if You don't want to listen to grating falsetto voices, are creeped out by puppets, want a traditional show, don't care for political jokes.

Quirky, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if you have a love for puppets- some 200 years old, if you're drinking after or just finished. Can be in the moment & laugh at the banal.

Don't see it if you expect theater. Even as a 'fairy tale" it lacked a lot. Not for kids as it's too late in the evening & puppets are scary. Read more

Ambitious, Confusing, Intense, Quirky, Slow

See it if you are not sober or really like laughing at the most absurd.

Don't see it if you are expecting a cohesive, charming, kid-friendly show.


See it if you'll like looking at antique puppets and hearing a story with adult (mostly political) humor told the way one would a child.

Don't see it if you can't let yourself run with absurd childlike stories with no depth (this was lacking even fairy tale depth).

Clever, Quirky

See it if You enjoy classic Czech marionettes with a modernized fairy tale.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy quirky puppetry.

Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Insipid, Slow

See it if you like puppetry.

Don't see it if you want an intelligent story.

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