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

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Chicago Puppet Fests presents:

Pigmalião Escultura que Mexe: Macunaima Gourmet


US Premiere

Met by standing ovations at its 2019 premiere, this reinterpretation of the popular Brazilian novel “Macunaíma” by Mário de Andrade is full of spectacle, outrageousness and political perspective that demanded expression through puppetry and object. This adaptation, Macunaíma Gourmet, transports the modernist novel to the present day. In its new guise, the piece discusses the storm that Brazilian and global society faces in its socioeconomic and cultural structures with distinctive raucous imagery, unforgettable Brazilian style, and the urgency with which puppets can make political points.

Event Details

Thursday, January 26 at 7:30pm
Friday, January 27 at 7:30pm
Saturday, January 28 at 7:30pm

Location: MCA Chicago, 205 E. Pearson St.

Cost: $45/$35 students & seniors

Ages: 14 and up

Running Time: 80 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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