Next Festival: January 20-30, 2022

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Chicago Puppet Fest presents:

Rough House Theatre Co.: Invitation to a Beheading

January 27-29, 2022

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  20th century master Vladimir Nabokov 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. “a brilliant, impeccable, and weird event” – Newcity

With support from the Artstour Fund

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