Upcoming 2017 Events
The Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes—the world’s largest and most distinguished puppetry festival—invited Blair Thomas & Co. to present its original work The Brotherhood of the Monastic Order of Ancient Mariners Purges the Ills of Society Through a Reading of the Tales of Moby-Dick Meet us there! It’s in Charleville, France.
This engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
The Festival Neighborhood Tour fosters an appreciation of puppetry in every corner of the city by presenting FREE events in neighborhoods around Chicago! No reservations required:
Marquette Park, 6743 S. Kedzie Ave.
Friday, November 3
Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd St.
Saturday, November 4
1 a.m. 3.
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave.
Sunday, November 5
11 a.m. AND 1 p.m.
Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival is pleased to share The Selfish Giant, a musical spectacle for children and giants of all ages created and performed by – master puppeteer Blair Thomas and Chicago folk musician legend Michael Smith and based on Oscar Wilde’s classic story about a grumpy giant who forbids children from playing in his garden. After the children are locked out, the trees and flowers refuse to grow and the garden plunges into an eternal winter. Then one morning, the children sneak back into the garden, bringing with them the joyous rebirth of spring. Featuring original puppets and live music, The Selfish Giant is enormously imaginative, gigantically whimsical, and is sure to thrill young children and giants of all ages.
The Living Room Tours visit 4 unique neighborhood locations with excerpts of the Festival Neighborhood Tour performance (More Details TBA)