Join us for the next Festival: January 18-29, 2023

Théâtre de L’Entrouvert: Anywhere

Chopin Theatre 1543 W. Division St., Chicago, IL

Théâtre de L'Entrovert & Chicago Puppet Fest present Anywhere. A marionette made of ice will melt your heart in Anywhere, an exquisite, landmark string-marionette work created by the French company Théâtre de l’Entrouvert.

$30 – $40

La Fille du Laitier: Macbeth Muet

Chopin Theatre 1543 W. Division St., Chicago, IL

Chicago Puppet Fest presents Macbeth Muet. Performed entirely without words, Macbeth Muet completely deconstructs this Shakespeare Tragedy into a fast paced, visceral theater experience, using the body, objects as imagery, and a ton of fake blood.

$30 – $40

Rough House Theater Co.: Invitation to a Beheading

Chopin Theatre 1543 W. Division St., Chicago, IL

Chicago Puppet Fest presents Invitation to a Beheading. In a bizarre and irrational world, a man is condemned to death for an absurd crime and sent to a surreal prison to await his execution. But the prison may not be what it seems…

$20 – $30

The Koryū Nishikawa V Troupe: AKUTAGAWA

Chopin Theatre 1543 W. Division St., Chicago, IL

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.

$30 – $40

The Puppet Has Been Waiting.

The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival is returning in a big way, January 18-29, 2023, at venues large and small throughout the city. For 12 consecutive days, Chicago will be the puppetry capital of the world, home to more than 100 performances and events around the city that promise to astonish and delight.

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