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Chicago Puppet Fest presents the World Premiere:

Wakka Wakka: Dead as a Dodo 

World Premiere of Wakka Wakka’s Animalia Trilogy

Deep within the underworld, a skeleton Dodo and a skeleton Neanderthal are tirelessly digging for fresh bones; their ancient skeletal forms are quickly deteriorating and they are afraid of disappearing completely. One day, a peculiar occurrence disrupts their routine…without warning, the Dodo miraculously sprouts a new bone! A maelstrom of transformation begins to unravel within the realm of bones, shattering the established order. The great reversal has begun. Infused with a blend of puppetry, projections, and humor, Dead as a Dodo offers a fantastical glimpse into a future that harkens back to the distant past.

Event Details

Friday, January 19 show canceled
Saturday, January 20 at 1:30 pm
Sunday, January 21 at 7 pm

Location: The Biograph’s Začek McVay Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.

Cost: $45/$40 students & seniors

Free Events: Come make your own masks at free Wakka Wakka drop-in workshops! The workshop starts at 2:45 pm on Saturday 1/20 at Biograph Theater Lobby and starts at 2:45 pm on Sunday 1/21 in the Steppenwolf Theater.

Ages: 8 and up

Running Time: 75 mins

ADA Accessible? Yes


Supported by Cheryl Lynn Bruce & Kerry James Marshall, Ferdi Foundation, Manaaki Foundation. Special thanks to Cheryl Henson.