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

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Chicago Puppet Fest presents:

Rough House Theater Co.: Invitation to a Beheading

Added Show Has New Date! Sunday, 1/29 at 3:30pm


In a bizarre and irrational world, a man is condemned to death for an absurd crime and sent to a surreal prison to await his execution. But the prison may not be what it seems… Alternately disorienting, absurd, hysterical, and hopeful, this great novel by one of the 20th century’s masters is brought to the stage by Michael Brown and Rough House, with their signature combination of playfulness and strangeness. Full of surprising twists and turns, the novel comes to life through a combination of puppetry, masks, and imaginative storytelling.

Event Details

Friday, January 27
at 9pm
Saturday, January 28 at 8:30pm
Sunday January 29 at 3:30 and 7pm

Location: The Chopin Theatre (downstairs), 1543 W. Division St.

Cost: $30/$20 students & seniors

Ages: 12 and up

Running Time: 80 mins

ADA Accessible? No

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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