Chicago Puppet Fest, Navy Pier, and Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks present:
Tears by the River beautifully blends traditional Kenyan puppetry, artistry and vocals to tell this classic folktale about the brave monkey called Libendi. A great famine sends him seeking a far away river and a better life. Crossing valleys, mountains, deserts, and barren land, Libendi risks everything and although many animals of the forest honor, respect and praise him, others will do anything for fame. Bring the family!
Thursday, January 18 at 4:30 pm
Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, 4046 W. Armitage Ave.
Friday, January 19 at 4:30 pm
Marshall Field Garden Apartments/Art on Sedgwick, 1408 N. Sedgwick St.
Saturday, January 20 at 4 pm
Theater Y, 3611 W. Cermak Rd.
Sunday, January 21 at 2 pm
345 Art Gallery, 345 N. Kedzie Ave.
Wednesday, January 24 at 6 pm
Berger Park Coachhouse, 6205 N. Sheridan Rd.
Thursday, January 25 at 10:30 am (school groups) and 7 pm
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall, The University of Chicago, 915 E. 60th St.
Friday, January 26 at 6 pm
Mandrake Park, 3858 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Saturday, January 27 at noon and 2 pm
Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.
Sunday, January 28 at 3 pm
South Shore Cultural Center Paul Robeson Theatre, 7059 S. South Shore Dr.
Ages: All ages
Running Time: 35 mins
ADA Accessible? Yes
Krystal Puppeteers is a Kenyan-German puppetry and performing company established in 1995 in Mombasa, Kenya by puppeteers Fedelis Kyalo and Chrispin Mwashagha. Combining traditional and contemporary puppetry techniques with live music and dances, Krystal puppet shows are not only captivating and creative but also transfer the audience to another world where puppets come alive and become one with the audience. The company has taken part in puppet festivals all over the world including, Spain, Germany, Austria, Poland, Argentina, Ecuador, and Brazil.