Laterna Magica in Prague

While in Prague, treat yourself to a performance at any one of several Laterna Magica or Black Light productions. Little or none of the productions involve dialogue, so knowledge of Czech is not needed. They are a combination of music, dancing, mime, drama and film.

In June ’03 we attended Jiri Grossman’s “Wow!”, which was conveniently located off Wenceslas Square near the Jalta Hotel. It was a lot of fun — colorful, surprising and interesting with fish, mermaids, spiders, butterflies, balloons, music and dance.

Two other well-known and recommended venues are the original Laterna Magica at Narodni 4, New Town, and Ta Fantastika at Karlova 8, Old Town, near the Charles Bridge.

The price for the Laterna Magika show is CZK540 (about $20) per person, category one, or CZK300 ($11), category two. The others are similar in price — very reasonable.

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