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Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival to return in January

Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival to return in January
Photograph: Saverio Truglia
Blair Thomas

The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, which had its inaugural outing in January 2015, has announced the dates for its second edition, January 19–29, 2017.

Launched by Chicago puppeteering troupe Blair Thomas & Co. as a biennial event, the 2015 festival reportedly played to more than 14,000 attendees at 83 performances. For the 2017 edition, the festival has signed on a roster of presenting partners that includes Adventure Stage Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, Beverly Arts Center, the Center for Community Arts Partnerships at Columbia College, Chicago Children’s Theatre, the Chicago Park District, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, The House Theatre of Chicago, the League of Chicago Theatres, Links Hall, the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Neo-Futurists, the University of Chicago’s Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts and the University of Chicago’s Richard and Mary L. Grey Center for Arts and Inquiry. The complete festival lineup and venues will be announced this summer.

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