Opening Night Events
The 2023 Festival
Opening Night is Wednesday, January 18!
Join top supporters, festival directors and staff to toast the opening of the 5th Chicago Puppet Fest at this exclusive, pre-show reception including early access to Opening Night festivities, immediately followed by the opening night production, Moby Dick by Plexus Polaire. Herman Melville’s monster work of literature is also a monster in puppetry in this Chicago premiere. Seven actors, 50 puppets, video projections on smoke, an octobass, and a whale-sized whale all play a part in this dizzying dive into the inexplicable mysteries of life. Show tickets sold separately.
Come back up for air after Moby Dick to toast Plexus Polaire and all of the amazing puppet artists and acts ready to amaze and delight audiences over the remaining 11 days of the 5th Chicago Puppet Fest.
Chicago Puppet Fest presents Moby Dick. Herman Melville’s magnificent monster work of literature is also a monster in puppetry. Experience Moby Dick like never before at this Chicago premiere, direct from France and Norway, created by the masters that brought Chicago Ashes and Chambre Noire.