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Chicago Puppet Fest and Chicago Opera Theater Co-present:

Basil Twist: Book of Mountains and Seas

Book of Mountains and Seas is an exquisite masterpiece of suggestion, an immersive tapestry of sound and image that weaves itself into your consciousness…”
Wall Street Journal

Midwest Premiere

Book of Mountains and Seas examines our modern-day relationship with the natural world. Four fables centered around the creation and destruction of the earth are uniquely told by a company of 12 singers, two percussionists, and six puppeteers with staging by internationally celebrated puppeteer Basil Twist. Huang Ruo’s vibrant and inventive score, which draws inspiration from Chinese folk music, breathes new life into the ancient stories. This is a powerful and extraordinary work that will challenge the way audiences interact with nature and the environment.

Music & Libretto by Huang Ruo
A Beth Morrison Projects Production
Chinese and Invented language with English subtitles

Event Details

Friday, January 26 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 27
at 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 28
at 3 pm

If these dates are sold out, there may still be tickets available at (COT tickets are reserved seating. Puppet Fest tickets are general admission.)

Location: Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave.

Cost: $45/$40 students & seniors

Ages: 12 and up

Running Time: 80 mins

ADA Accessible? Yes