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Lurie Children’s Hospital

Cabinet is privileged to be working on a collaboration with multiple artists to oversee the interactive design the new 17th. floor for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, a floor focused on study, care and treatment for infants and children in Hematology/Oncology.

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TABLETOP TRAGEDIES: GRIEF AND GRACE

a new indoor work by Cabinet of Curiosity at Links Hall

CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL PUPPETRY FESTIVAL, January 2019

3 shows only - JANUARY 24 , 25, AND 26

Limited Seating, BUY TICKETS HERE

The production examines the universal mysteries of life and loss through a series of fantastical fables inspired by history. 

In these works, Cabinet of Curiosity's artisans, musicians, and actors, led by Frank Maugeri, employ a mixture of reverence and irreverence, and the rituals of puppetry, poetry and song, to honor the dead and wake up the living to the vivid sadness and wild beauty of the world. 

 Our triptych: The Last Matador, The Death and Life of Billy The Kid, and The Simple Soul, are scripted by co-director Seth Bockley and inspired by true stories of fate and redemption. 

 Each work features live music, transforming mechanical scenery, a wide array of puppetry styles including life-size wooden puppets, hand-carved masks, an epic chase scene on paper scrolls, toy theater techniques, shadow puppetry, and more. 

 We invite audiences into a vivid, at times dreamlike atmosphere in which history is unlocked by handcrafted objects in careful and complex compositions. Highly accessible, compelling, dramatic and with flashes of dark humor, these works together create an unforgettable immersion in story, song and a powerfully designed world. 

With an outstanding cast of Liz Chidester, Nicole Laurenzi, Time Brickey. Mike Steele, Brandon Wayne Moorhead, and Allyce Torres, and art and objects by HannahJablonski, Shoshanna Utchenik, Mike Coons, Jesse Mooney Bullock, Kass Copeland, Andres Lemus-Spont, Jillian Gryzlak, and Susan Haas, the evening promises to be transforming, gorgeous, frightening and hopeful.

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