Opening Night of the Festival features two different shows: Robin Frohardt’s The Plastic Bag Store at The Wrigley Building and Cabinet of Curiosity’s Sea Change at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. No matter which you pick, we hope you will join us to celebrate the return of the Festival for the Prelude Reception!
Join Festival Directors, lead artists and VIPs for a special prelude to the opening night performances. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and toast the opening of the 4th Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival prior to heading over to one of the two theaters hosting an opening night show. Show tickets sold separately.
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About the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival
The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival advances the art of puppetry by presenting sophisticated programs vital to the cultural life of Chicago. Engaging and inspiring the largest and most diverse audiences for puppetry possible, the Festival is the biggest event dedicated to puppetry in North America and traditionally offers more than 100 activities annually including performances, workshops, artist instensives, free neighborhood events and symposia to audiences up to 14,000 over 11 days each January. The organization is also home to other key initiatives, including the Chicago Puppet Studio and Chicago Puppet Lab, that nurture the development of puppeteers and deepen the field locally, nationally and internationally with the ultimate goal of promoting peace, equality, mutual understanding, and justice locally and globally.