Layer the Walls, a puppet performance about NYC History


Nov 10, 2018 to Nov 11, 2018
11:00 AM until 12:15 PM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).


ABOUT THE SHOW Like prehistoric sediment, the walls of a building often contain traces and impressions of lives once lived. Liz Parker and Rachel Sullivan created this Manhattan production, for children 7 and older, after a visit to the Tenement Museum on the Lower East Side, where they learned of the old apartments’ many layers of wallpaper, each applied by an immigrant family. Set within a tenement that is about to be torn down and whose interior is plastered with 40 layers, this show uses masks, toy-theater techniques and puppets designed by Spica Wobbe to imagine the proud and perilous histories of the building’s Italian, Jewish and Irish occupants. Layer the Walls was part of New Victory LabWorks in 2016 and is generously supported by a Jim Henson Foundation Family Grant Performances: 11/10 @ 11am & 3pm 11/11 @ 11am & 3pm Puppet workshop/talkbacks following each performance. Special talkback with The Tenement Museum after 11/10 @ 3pm show.


$10 youth tickets/$15 adult tickets/ $40 Family 4 Pack (4 tickets)


View map The 14th Street Y
344 E. 14th Street
New York, NY

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The 14th Street Y




7 and up


Tickets required


New York City

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