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

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Chicago Puppet Fests presents:

Tian Gombau: New Shoes


US Premiere

A child puts on a pair of new shoes and goes to the river for a snack. Along the way he discovers the world that surrounds him: streets, houses, landscapes, people, and animals. His shoes accumulate experiences as he grows, little by little. 

Internationally recognized Tian Gombau creates large experiences from very little. In this one-man show, a local event at a Mediterranean town takes you on a universal journey, speaking with simplicity and poetry about the fact of growing up. People of all ages can venture into the child’s world in the gentle flow of popular songs, nature, and the sands of time.

Event Details

Wednesday, January 25
Thursday, January 26
Friday, January 27
Saturday, January 28
Sunday, January 29
All dates at 10am and 1pm 

Location: Chicago Children’s Theatre, 100 S. Racine Ave.

Cost: $25/$20 students & seniors

Ages: 3 and up (Family Friendly)

Running Time: 30 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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