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Chicago Puppet Fest presents:

Alex and Olmsted: MAROONED! A Space Comedy

“Achingly beautiful”
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.

Event Details

Monday, January 22
at 7 pm
Tuesday, January 23 at 7 pm
Wednesday, January 24 at 5 pm and 8pm (additional show just added!)

Location: Chopin Theatre (mainstage), 1543 W. Division St.

Cost: $40/$30 students & seniors

Ages: All ages

Running Time: 60 mins

ADA Accessible? Yes


UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence in the Art of Puppetry