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

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Chicago Puppet Fests presents:

The Koryū Nishikawa V Troupe: AKUTAGAWA


World Premiere

The Koryū Nishikawa Troupe brings a collaborative puppet performance by Chicago-based puppet artist Tom Lee and Japanese traditional puppeteer Koryū Nishikawa V. This beautifully detailed production combines traditional kuruma ningyo puppetry with contemporary staging to share a Western perspective on the life of Ryunosuke Akutagawa, the father of the Japanese short story form.

Event Details

Saturday, January 28 at 2pm and 6pm
Sunday, January 29 at 2pm and 6pm

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

Cost: $40/$30 students & seniors

Ages: 9 and up

Running Time: 80 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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