A Sick Day for Morris McGee

From The Train Theater 
Jerusalem, Israel

Every day, Morris McGee takes the No. 5 bus to his job at the zoo. Every day, he lovingly attends to the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the owl and the rhinoceros (who always has a runny nose). Every day, that is, until it's Morris who has the sniffles! Based on a Caldecott Medal-winning book by Philip C. Stead, this charming puppetry performance about one creature of habit and his kindhearted coterie will warm your heart and chase away the winter chills.

"A work full of charm and ingenuity"Yedioth Ahronoth


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A Sick Day for Morris McGee is supported, in part, by a Presenter's Grant from The Jim Henson Foundation.


Performance Facts

Performance Facts

50 minutes with no intermisson

Tickets start at $20.
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Heads Up: Parental Considerations

Heads Up:
Parental Considerations

Two-dimensional puppetry with narration by a single puppeteer set to original music, created for the very young. Bleacher-style seating.


Play Before the Play!

And after! Experience the art forms onstage in A Sick Day for Morris McGee for yourself through New Victory Family Engagement programs, including online options. Connect on social media to digitally discover other cool artist info.

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Getting to Know The Train Theater

Though they focus primarily on puppets, The Train Theater also develops new ways to introduce other art forms to their audiences. They were founded in Jerusalem in 1981 by four independent puppeteers with different artistic backgrounds, ranging from visual art to literature to philosophy. Beyond performing, The Train Theater uses puppetry to make the world a better place. They’ve created many programs that help their community, from performing at children’s hospitals to helping young artists create innovative puppetry.

Did You Know?

  • Every year, The Train Theater hosts The International Festival of Puppet Theater in Jerusalem. This year will be the festival's 26th anniversary!
  • The Train Theater was established in a train car that was brought to Liberty Bell Park in Jerusalem.
  • Haddas Ophrat, one of the founders, started the School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem in 1986 to break down barriers between different artistic disciplines.
  • The Train Theater has performed all over the world, winning international prizes for their work in puppetry.


All The Way From...

Jerusalem, Israel
...Jerusalem, Israel


Aside from Morris's beloved zoo, Jerusalem has over 60 museums and 70 cultural centers. That's a lot for a city of only 48 square miles!

Attending the Performance

All New Victory venues are located on the north side of 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, and are wheelchair accessible.


The majority of this season's performances are presented at The New Victory, a 499-seat, historic, jewel box theater. Make yourselves at home in our lobbies (redesigned Fall 2017!) and stow your stuff in free storage lockers.
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Located just west of The New Victory, the New 42nd Street Studios building is a state-of-the-art, 10-story rehearsal studio/office/theater complex. Productions that require a more intimate space play at The Duke on 42nd Street theater and in the Studios.
Seating varies in these flexible spaces.



All New Victory venues feature snacks and souvenirs for sale, and stroller parking and changing tables are available whenever age-appropriate. Lobby monitors at The New Victory show a live stream of the stage so that you won't miss out if you need to leave your seat.
Read more about all three venues here, including accessibility information.
Please do not bring backpacks or large bags to the theater. All bags are subject to inspection.

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Where To Go

 The Duke on 42nd Street and New 42nd Street Studios
229 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036

 The New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036


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Welcome to the Crossroads of the World. We recommend that you come early or stay late and grab a bite with one of our neighborhood partners. Visit Partners & Discounts page.

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