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Polish Puppet Theatre Troupe Performs at Pomona College

The Wroclaw Puppet Theatre from Poland will perform "The Last Escape,” on Tuesday, November 7 at 8 p.m. at Pomona College. This troupe will present an avant-garde marionette performance, making its Los Angeles debut.

The Wroclaw Puppet Theatre has toured worldwide, performing across Europe, Japan, North and South America. It began in 1936 in Wroclaw giving frequent performances in the regional towns and villages.

This performance is based on the novels of Polish writer and artist, Bruno Schulz—best known for the 1933 collection The Street Of Crocodiles. This production is not aimed at children. The story in “The Last Escape” centers on Jozef, a pensioner trying to escape his isolation. Jozef discovers a corner of his room where time and space are suspended and he travels back into his mythical childhood memories and dreams.

This performance is sponsored by The Department of Theatre & Dance at Pomona College and Theatre for The Claremont Colleges. This event will be held at Pomona College’s Seaver Theatre (300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). Tickets are free and available at the Seaver Theatre Box Office. Limit 2 tickets per person. Box office hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact: (909) 621-8525.

The Pomona College Department of Theatre & Dance is the only five-college theatre department in the world. Serving Pomona College, Pitzer College, Scripps College, Harvey Mudd College, and Claremont McKenna College, it offers theoretical and practical work in all phases of theatre and dance, within the context of a rigorous liberal arts education. In addition to its academic offerings, it produces a variety of plays and an annual dance concert. The plays selected include classics old and new, contemporary plays and experimental pieces. The productions offer opportunities in performance, design and technical work to all interested students of the Claremont Colleges.