Chutzpah! 2012 presents King Matt the First
February 29th - March 4th, 2012
A play for all generations based on the 1923 novel by Polish author Janusz Korczak.
Presented with Popular Theatre-Canadian-Polish Society Pro Arte.
King Matt the First is a moving fable that follows the adventures of Matt who becomes king when just a child, and sets about reforming his kingdom according to his own ideas and priorities. Ignoring his grown-up ministers, he decrees that children should have merry-go-rounds at school, makes alliances and builds the world’s best zoo. He fights in battles, braves the jungle and crosses the desert, but perhaps the most life-altering thing of all is that the lonely boy-king finds true friends. While having a less-than-fairytale ending, Matt learns from his mistakes and ends the book a wiser king than he was before.
Janusz Korczak was a Polish physician and educator, and King Matt the First was one of his most beloved tales. During WW II, the Jewish orphanage he directed was relocated to the Warsaw ghetto. Although Korczak's celebrity afforded him chances to escape, he was killed at Treblinka in 1942 along with the children he refused to abandon.
Adult: $29.12 + 4.25 service fee
Senior/JCC Members: $24.64 + 3.75 service fee
Students: $17.92 + 3.75 service fee
Prices include HST