The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival
Plexus Polaire - Yngvild Aspeli: Moby Dick
January 18-21, 2023
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. Tickets
Les Anges au Plafond - Camille Trouvé: R.A.G.E.
January 19-21, 2023
In a spectacular blending of magic, puppetry, gesture and manipulation, Les Anges au Plafond presents R.A.G.E. 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. Tickets
Théâtre de L’Entrouvert - Elise Vigneron: Anywhere
January 19-22, 2023
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. Freely inspired by Henry Bauchau’s novel “Oedipus on the Road,” Anywhere evokes the long wandering of Oedipus accompanied by his daughter Antigone.
The version is Chicago is a French-American collaboration between the festival and Théâtre de l'Entrouvert with U.S.-based ensemble, led by Chicago puppeteers Mark Blashford and Ashwaty Chennatt. Following its debut, the Chicago Puppet Festival plans to tour the work nationally starting in 2023. Tickets
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The French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) Foundation is a US non-profit organization that promotes French-American relations through innovative cultural and educational projects, in cooperation with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States. It coordinates support for programs in the areas of visual arts, performing arts, music, film, translation, and secondary and higher education.
FACE Foundation is Villa Albertine’s main partner in the US.