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

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Chicago Puppet Fests presents:

Naive Theater: Choo. Choo. Whistle. Woof!


US Premiere

He spends his days gardening, and she spends her time running in the garden she knows best  – until her owner whistles. As it happens, not only in the lives of dogs, the two have become enchanted with each other, perhaps even fallen in love. A charming and ingenious series of events full of garden railings, railway yards, steam locomotives and dogs in cars, Choo. Choo. Whistle. Woof! unfolds in continual tabletop puppetry delight as the classic boy meets girl story is playfully retold as dog meets dog, dog loses dog and hopefully, finds her again!

Event Details

Wednesday, January 25
Thursday, January 26
Friday, January 27
Saturday, January 28
Sunday, January 29
All dates at 11:30am and 4pm

Location: Chicago Children’s Theatre, 100 S. Racine Ave.

Cost: $25/$20 students & seniors

Ages: 2 and up (Family Friendly)

Running Time: 40 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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