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Chicago International
Puppet Theater Festival

Friday - Saturday
January 18, 2019 at 7:30 p.M.
January 19, 2019 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.



$30 / $24 /$10
Regular / Seniors / Students

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The third Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival biennial showcases the very best of puppetry arts from around the world. The Dance Center hosts French/Norwegian puppet company Plexus Polaire. Chambre Noire (Dark Room) is based on the life and death of radical American feminist and "SCUM Manifesto" author Valerie Jean Solanas—most well-known for attempting to kill Andy Warhol. A duet between puppeteer Yngvild Aspeli and percussionist Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen, Chambre Noire employs life-sized puppets, video projections, a dose of dark humor, and a chaotic cabaret of sound to illuminate the story of an outrageously complex women.

This performance is recommended for ages 16 and older.



The Chicago International Puppet Festival performances at the Dance Center are funded, in part, by The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.