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

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Instituto Cervantes of Chicago and Chicago Puppet Fest present:

Matthew Gawryk & Dan Kerr-Hobert:
Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities: A Toy Theater Atlas

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.

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Event Details

Thursday, January 18
at 7:30 pm
Friday, January 19 at 4 pm, 7 pm + 9 pm
(7 pm + 9 pm just added!)
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 

Special thanks to:
The Italo Calvino estate