Save the Dates for the Next Festival: January 18-28, 2024

Pigmalião Escultura que Mexe: Macunaíma Gourmet

Chicago Puppet Fest presents Macunaima Gourmet. Met by standing ovations at its 2019 premiere, this reinterpretation of the popular Brazilian novel “Macunaíma” by Mário de Andrade is full of spectacle, outrageousness and political perspective that demanded expression through puppetry and object.

The Koryū Nishikawa Troupe: AKUTAGAWA

Chicago Puppet Fest presents AKUTAGAWA. The Koryū Nishikawa Troupe brings a collaborative puppet performance by Chicago-based puppet artist Tom Lee and Japanese traditional puppeteer Koryū Nishikawa V.

Les Anges au Plafond: R.A.G.E.

Chicago Puppet Fest presents R.A.G.E. In a spectacular blending of magic, puppetry, gesture and manipulation, R.A.G.E. presents the outlandish story of a literary imposter who, to escape censorship, invents a new identity and plots one of the most beautiful deceptions of the 20th century.

Nick Lehane

Instituto Cervantes Chicago & Chicago Puppet Fest present Chimpanzee. From award-winning, Brooklyn-based puppet artist and theater maker, Nick Lehane, comes the heartfelt, poignant, and stranger-than-fiction story of a chimpanzee raised as a child in a human home.

Margaret Laurena Kemp / Janni Younge

DuSable Museum of African American History & Chicago Puppet Fest present The Bluest Eye. Director Margaret Laurena Kemp brings Lydia R. Diamond’s dramatization of Morrison’s literary classic, “The Bluest Eye” to life exploring the destructive power of racism and the strength of a community attempting to embrace an era of change.

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