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The Cheating Flea - Children's Theatre Show

Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 4:00pm

Join us for the children's theatre show presenting a picturesque and wonderful adventures of the "The Cheating Flea" based on the story by Jan Brzechwa. The show is presented by the Polish Theatre Institute and is for children 6-12 years of age. 




Saturday, June 2, 2018 | 4:00 PM

The Kosciuszko Foundation  15 East 65 St., New York,  NY 10065

Tickets: $25

"The Cheating Flea" - Children's Theatre show based on the story written by Jan Brzechwa.

The performance is for Children 6-12 years old.

Producer Polish Theatre Institute, NY  Starring: Anna Podolak, Justyna Kostek, Izabella Laskowska The crew:  Director, Script: Izabella Laskowska Music Composer: Waldemar Wisniewski Set Design: Sara Wechsler, Uta Szczerba Costume Design: Basia Malinowska Stage Manager: Z. Laskowski Photos: J. Pacia 

Project Partners: Consulate General of Poland in New York, MSZ - Poland 

Sponsors: The Kościuszko Foundation, PSFCU, Centrala Polskich Szkol Media: Dobra Polska Szkoła, Kurier Plus, Polskie Radio910AM, Radio Rampa, Nowy Dziennik


About: The Flea tries out her "despicable" tricks in all sorts of situations, and everyone falls for them... But only up to a point! Will the Flea be punished for her mischief? Will she go to jail for her roguery?  SEE THE PERFORMANCE TO FIND OUT!


The Polish Theatre Institute was founded in New York in 1984, and steered for 32 years by Nina Polan, who oversaw the staging of dozens of theatrical and musical productions for Poles living in the United States. After Ms. Polan's death in 2014, the PTI was confronted with a financial crisis and the organization was compelled to rebuild. During its first two years under a new director, in cooperation with Polish Language Schools in both New York and New Jersey, the PTI dedicated itself to programming aimed at Polish children. In the autumn of 2015, the PTI launched its "Education Through Theater" program built around poetic performances and theater workshops designed specifically for children at the primary school level. This project aims to guide children into the magical world of theater, promote Polish culture, and support Polish language education in as appealing and exciting a manner as possible. In its first season, 2015-2016, our performances of "Jack and the Beanstalk" were viewed by over 5,500 children. "The Cheating Flea" is the second presentation prepared within the framework of the "Education Through Theater."


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