The Town that Fought Hate
Artist: Catskill Puppet Theatre
Program Availability: In-Person
When a hate group harasses young Isaac for having a menorah in his window, the townspeople band together to fight the bullies and bigotry threatening their community. Using music and an exceptional array of puppetry techniques, this play teaches students about tolerance and acceptance by re-counting the real-life events of a 1993 Billings, Montana, bias incident that attracted national attention.
Working with Young Audiences of New Jersey and noted children’s author Janice Cohn, Catskill Puppet Theatre created this captivating production based on Ms. Cohn’s award-winning book, The Christmas Menorahs: How a Town Fought Hate.
Price & Info
Assembly Price: $1,345
Assembly Two-in-a-Row Price: $1,805
Travel Fee: $95 per day (virtual and on-demand programs are not charged for travel)
Audience Limit: 300
Program Length: 50 min.
Appropriate For Grade(s): 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Arts Appreciation Month
Character Education Month
End of Year Celebration
Holocaust Remembrance Day
National Arts & Humanities Month
Universal Human Rights Month
Visual & Performing Arts
Ability to darken room is vital (it doesn’t need to be pitch black—cover windows). Performance space on the same level as audience. Floor needs to be flat. No carpeting where the performance area is. 12 ft. ceiling required, performance space needs to be 20 ft. wide and 20 ft. deep, with access to electricity. Artists arrive 2 hours in advance to set up. Mix grades together (e.g., K-6). Please bring kindergarten children 5 minutes early to meet the puppet villain.