Join us for the next Festival: January 18-29, 2023

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Chicago Puppet Fests presents:

Manual Cinema: Frankenstein


Love, loss, and creation merge in unexpected ways when Manual Cinema presents its thrilling version of the classic Gothic tale, “Frankenstein.” This Chicago-based performance collective imaginatively combines shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, sound effects, and live music in haunting shows like nothing else you’ve ever seen. With Frankenstein, Manual Cinema stitches together the original gothic novel with the biography of its author, Mary Shelley, to create an unexpected story about the beauty and horror of creation.

Event Details

Friday, January 27 at 7:30pm
Saturday, January 28 at 3pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, January 29 at 3pm

Location: Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave.

Cost: $45/$35 students & seniors

Ages: 9 and up (Family Friendly)

Running Time: 66 mins

ADA Accessible? Yes

The Puppet Has Been Waiting.

The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival is returning in a big way, January 18-29, 2023, at venues large and small throughout the city. For 12 consecutive days, Chicago will be the puppetry capital of the world, home to more than 100 performances and events around the city that promise to astonish and delight.

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