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

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Chicago Puppet Fests presents:

Plexus Polaire: Moby Dick


Herman Melville’s magnificent monster work of literature is also a monster in puppetry. Experience Moby Dick like never before at this Chicago premiere, direct from France and Norway, created by the masters that brought Chicago Ashes and Chambre Noire. Seven actors, 50 puppets, video projections on smoke, an octobass, and a whale-sized whale all play a part in this simple story of a sea voyage, turning it into a dizzying dive into the inexplicable mysteries of life, through Melville’s irresistible narrative and the incredible artistry of Plexus Polaire.

Event Details

Wednesday, January 18
at 7:30pm
Friday, January 20
at 7:30pm
Saturday, January 21
at 5pm

Location: Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave.

Cost: $45/$35 students & seniors

Ages: 14 and up (Family Friendly)

Running Time: 85 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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