Instituto Cervantes Chicago & Chicago Puppet Fest present:
Rootstock Puppet Co.: TIMBER!
January 29-30, 2022
Featuring hand-carved marionettes and original music, TIMBER! is about a forest: its wild inhabitants, its enemies, and the artist who defends it. Chicago-based puppeteer, Mark Blashford (Rootstock Puppet Co.), brings his special brand of delightful to this poetic work starring Paul Bunyan, Bigfoot, and the forest itself. Chicago-based music group, TV Dinners, provides live acoustic accompaniment to this brand new show made possible in part with a Jim Henson Foundation Production Grant.
With support from the Artstour Fund
Puppetry is an ancient story-telling form. Rootstock Puppet Co. and Artistic Director Mark Blashford continue the tradition of building and performing handcrafted puppets using natural materials that imbue each character with a deep-rooted sense of place. Rootstock is about telling great stories with a dose of environmental education because the art of puppetry can support both the health of a community and its natural environment. That’s why Rootstock partners with the National Forest Foundation and The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. Proceeds from every wood-carved show go towards planting a tree for tomorrow’s puppeteer and protecting our precious natural resources. rootstockpuppet.com