4th Chicago International Puppet Theatre Festival 1/20/22

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Tebas Land CLATA

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The Drag Seed Hell in a Handbag Productions

Handbag starts 2022, its 20th anniversary year, with the return of another company classic: The Drag Seed, an unauthorized parody of the 1956 psychological horror-thriller film The Bad Seed presented at The Chopin Downstairs Theatre in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood.

Meet Carson (Patrick O'Keefe), the perfect little boy who loves to pretend they're the perfect little girl - but all the make-up and wigs in the world can't hide little Carson's dark side.

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The Tragedy of King Christophe House Theatre of Chicago

Written in 1963 by West Indian poet and activist Aimé Césaire, The Tragedy of King Christophe is set in the period of upheaval after the Haitian Revolution in 1804. Lanise Antonie Shelley's staging of this story explores the tragedy of Christophe's transformation from a charismatic leader fighting against the oppression of his people to his unfortunate unraveling.

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A Fine Feathered Murder: A Miss Marbled Mystery Hell in a Handbag Productions

This wild whodunit written by Artistic Director David Cerda* and directed by Cheryl Snodgrass, is inspired by everybody's favorite female British mystery writer and the delicious BBC adaptations they inspired. Handbag goes posh with Ed Jones* as Miss Jane Marbled, an unassuming spinster with a knack for solving murders. It's a good thing because people drop dead wherever she goes.

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Debt and Protest

Prague's Svanda Theatre

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