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

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Instituto Cervantes Chicago & Chicago Puppet Fest present:

Rootstock Puppet Co.: TIMBER!

January 29-30, 2022

New Show Added: Sunday, January 30 at 11am.

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

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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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