Join us for the next Festival: January 15-26, 2025

View Highlight Reel

Loading Events
Chicago Puppet Fest presents:

Belova ~ Iacobelli Theatre Company: Chayka

Award for Best Performance and Best Actress
by Círculo de Críticos de Arte de Chile (Chile) in 2018

Audience Award for Best Stage Direction
by Premios Clap (Chile) in 2018

Maeterlinck Prize of the Critics (Belgium)
category « Best Solo Show » in 2020

Nominated for the Maeterlinck Prize of the Critics (Belgium)
category « Best Actress » in 2020

Grand Prize at the XXIX International Festival of
Bieslko Biala in 2022 (Poland)

In the backstage of a theater, an aging actress named Chayka struggles to remember why she is there. A young woman arrives to remind her: tonight she must play the part of Arkadina in Chekhov’s The Seagull. As her memory fades, not knowing quite who she is nor the part she is meant to be playing, Chayka is determined at least to give this last performance. In her struggle and descent, reality and fiction intersect. This multi-award winning production, told in a dreamlike style, is a duo performance for one actress and one puppet, and is the first piece from the Belgo-Chilean company Belova ~ Iacobelli.

Event Details

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

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

Cost: $40/$30 students & seniors

Ages: 13 and up

Running Time: 60 mins

ADA Accessible? Yes