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

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Links Hall, Rough House & Chicago Puppet Fest present:

Nasty, Brutish & Short: A Puppet Cabaret

January 21-22 and January 28-29, 2022

This is your chance to double or triple down on an evening of puppetry by hitting the late show to round out your puppetry day. The wild rumpus continues into the night with this special edition of Nasty, Brutish & Short, the quarterly cabaret curated by Rough House. This is home for raucous, raunchy, dark, sassy, sad and mostly hilarious puppet theater, featuring Chicago’s charming and furry host, Jamison. During the festival, the series will highlight the high flying out of towners, joining local legends in a night of revelry, followed by friendly unwinding at the Links Hall/Constellation Lounge afterward.

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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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