Chicago Puppet Fest presents:
– MD Theatre Guide
“…amusing, charming, delightful and, at times, utterly and completely astonishing.”
– DC Theatre Scene
An astronaut traveling 87,000 light years into space crash-lands on an uncharted planet, where she must resort to emergency measures to seek rescue. From the award-winning team Alex & Olmsted, elegant puppetry design meets joyful, meaningful storytelling. Live performance, shadow puppetry and marionettes shine to delightful effect. This is puppetry life support of the best kind – at just the right moment.
Monday, January 22 at 7 pm
Tuesday, January 23 at 7 pm
Wednesday, January 24 at 5 pm
Location: Chopin Theatre (mainstage), 1543 W. Division St.
Cost: $40/$30 students & seniors
Ages: All ages
Running Time: 60 mins
ADA Accessible? Yes
Alex and Olmsted (Alex Vernon and Sarah Olmsted Thomas) is an internationally acclaimed puppet theater and filmmaking company based in Maryland. They have toured at festivals in Italy, Denmark, South Korea, and Canada, and have performed at numerous venues within the United States. Alex & Olmsted was awarded the 2020 State Independent Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council, the highest honor for performing artists in the State of Maryland. Their works have been supported by the Jim Henson Foundation and Greenbelt Community Foundation, recognized by the New York Times, and named an official selection of the Maryland Film Festival, Paris Art Film and others. Alex & Olmsted is a resident company at Baltimore Theatre Project. alexandolmstead.com