Chicago Puppet Fest presents:
“A 26th-Century Love Story”
– The New York Times
– The New Yorker
A gripping tale of humanity on the brink of annihilation and the unlikely hero who might just save them all. The year is 2555. Large swaths of earth’s surface are considered dead zones, and mass extinction has begun. There is a war (there is always a war). As both sides grow desperate, their thirst for destruction becomes more and more volatile. An improbable meeting between an orphan and a jellyfish girl threatens to tip the balance forever, but in whose favor, and at what cost? A mysterious man in a homemade fox costume has seen this all before, has lived this tragedy too many times, but he is determined it will end differently. Hilarious, ridiculous and virtuosic, this puppet show blends innovative projection, original music and puppetry that soars through dimensions, unconfined by time, gravity or biology.
Thursday, January 18 at 7:30 pm
Friday January 19 at 1:30 pm
Saturday, January 20 at 7 pm
Sunday, January 21 at 1:30 pm
Location: Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Mainstage Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted Ave.
Cost: $45/$40 students & seniors
Free Events: Come make your own masks at free Wakka Wakka drop-in workshops on Saturday and Sunday, January 20 and 21 at 2:45 pm
Ages: 10 and up
Running Time: 80 mins
ADA Accessible? Yes
Wakka Wakka Productions, Inc. is a non-profit visual theater company based in New York City and Oslo. Its mission is to push the boundaries of the imagination by creating works that are bold, unique and unpredictable. The company is led by Gabrielle Brechner, Kirjan Waage and Gwendolyn Warnock and supported by company members Andrew Manjuck and Peter Russo.
Since 2001 Wakka Wakka has created and produced 11 original works which have toured extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad. All of Wakka Wakka’s productions have been highly physical, overlapping in a wide range of styles and incorporating elements such as puppetry, object manipulation, masks and original music. Wakka Wakka has been honored with a Drama Desk Award, an Obie Award and two UNIMA Citations of Excellence, and nominated for four Drama Desk Awards, a Helen Hayes Award and a Hawes Design Award. wakkawakka.org