Instituto Cervantes of Chicago and Chicago Puppet Fest present:
Kublai Khan feels his empire slipping away, and only from the tales of his emissary Marco Polo can he grasp it. A meditation on the nature and form of cities, of both their uniqueness and ubiquity, this toy theater adaptation of Italo Calvino’s novel compresses 18 cities into a menagerie of objects that articulate the narrative, using a variety of mediums including puppetry, object theater, paper mechanics and living sculpture.
Learn more at: toy-atlas.com
Thursday, January 18 at 7:30 pm
Friday, January 19 at 4 pm
Saturday, January 20 at 2 pm
Sunday, January 21 at 5 pm
Location: Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, 31 W. Ohio St.
Cost: $30/$20 students & seniors
Ages: 7 and up
Running Time: 55 mins
ADA Accessible? Yes
Matt Gawryk has been working as a lighting and scenic designer for 25 years. His designs have been seen on stages across Chicago including Metropolis Performing Arts Center, Lookingglass Theater, Red Orchid Theater and the University of Chicago where he taught theater design. He has traveled with the band Mucca Pazza and Hubbard Street Dance.
Dan Kerr-Hobert is an ensemble member of The Neo-Futurists Theater and a long-time collaborator with Blair Thomas & Co. As a prolific Chicago-based writer, director, deviser, performer, and puppet designer, his work has been seen at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, La Monnaie de Munt in Belgium, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, The Wooly Mammoth Theatre in Washington D.C., the Detroit Institute of Art, NJPAC, Steppenwolf Theatre, the Pritzker Pavilion, HERE Arts Center in New York, Dad’s Garage in Atlanta and The Actors Theatre of Louisville.