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Chicago Puppet Fest presents:

Figurentheater Wilde & Vogel and Grupa Coincidentia: Krabat

Based on the classic German children’s book “Krabat and the Sorcerer’s Mill,” a stray war orphan finds shelter with eleven millers and their Master. Strict rules, dark practices, black magic…anything can be endured as long as the bowl is full and the bed is dry. Krabat grows closer and closer to the Master. Finally, it is not heroism, but disobedience – the motive of gaining a friend and a girl who loves him – that breaks the power of the spell. A play about hard times, human falls and the power of first love, Krabat goes straight to the heart with penetrating clarity, power of image, stage humor and a minimum of words. Dark, bold and at the same time incredibly light, it’s a carousel of feelings spinning among great musical landscapes.

Event Details

Thursday, January 25 at 7 pm
Friday, January 26 at 9 pm
Saturday, January 27 at 9 pm
Sunday, January 28 at 3 pm

Location: The Biograph’s Začek McVay Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.

Cost: $45/$35 students & seniors

Ages: 13 and up

Running Time: 70 mins

ADA Accessible? Yes 

Special thanks to:
Goethe-Institut Chicago
Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland
and Adam Mickiewicz Institute