Upcoming Performances:

The 14th Street Y

*** Weekday school-time shows are already sold out! Get your weekend tickets now!

November 10th at 11am

November 10th at 3pm

November 11th at 11am

November 11th at 3pm

**The Tenement Museum will join us us for a special talk after the performance on November 10th at 3pm. Each other performance will be followed by a talk-back or puppet making workshop.

Ticket Pricing: Youth $10, Adult $15 , Family pack of any four tickets $40

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Show Description

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.

Ideal for ages 7 and up.

Creation Generously Supported By:

  2017 Family Grant Recipient

2017 Family Grant Recipient



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Creative Team

Rachel Sullivan and Liz Parker: Co-creators/ Performers

Elise Thoron: Director

MARGARET BAUGHMAN: Associate Director/Production Stage Manager 

Spica Wobbe: Puppetry and Mask Design and Direction

Vlada YanevA: Original Music




Elia chuaqui: SOUND DESIGN