Childless couple from a Czech Snow Maiden tale, part of
Three Golden Hairs of Grandfather Wisdom
Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre
February 16 - March 5, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Sundays at 3:00 PM
$15 general admission, $10 kids
"Three Golden Hairs of Grandfather Wisdom" is drawn from Czech, Slovak, and Italian fairy tales that are cherished by children of the Czech Lands and Italy. Written and directed by Vít Ho?ejš, it is performed by four performers, four dozen marionettes of various sizes 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 his angered father-in-law King on a quest for the sun's three golden hairs in hope that the young man will perish. Resolving three more difficult tasks along the way, he returns with rich rewards, inspiring the envious King to depart in search of Apples of Youth and Water of Life, a quest in which he finds his punishment.