Tabletop Tragedies at the chopin theatre
Due to its successful, sold-out run during the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, Cabinet of Curiosity is extending and moving its Tabletop Tragedies production to the Chopin Theatre Main Stage, February 7 through 17, 2019. Tabletop Tragedies is an imaginative triptych of work created by Frank Maugeri and Seth Bockley that shares powerful tales of fate, loss and redemption through the art of puppetry. These irreverent, imaginative and compelling works are brought to life using an astonishing array of creative elements – from hand-carved wooden puppets and rod puppets to shadow puppetry, Punch- and Judy-like characters, ingenious masks, live music, and more. The exquisite ensemble includes Time Brickey (Chicago Human Rhythm Project), Liz Chidester (Firebrand Theatre), Nicole Laurenzi (Griffin Theatre Company), Bran Moorhead (The Inconvenience), Mike Steele (Trapdoor Theatre) and Allyce Torres (16th Street Theater).
Chopin Theatre, Celebrating 100 Years
1543 W. Division Street, Chicago IL
Thursday – Saturday, February 7 – 9, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 10, 3:00 p.m.
Friday, February 15, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday, February 16 – 17, 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
For performance or benefit event tickets call (773) 278- 1500 or purchase online at Chopin Theatre.
$30 General / $20 Industry / $15 Students
Cabinet of Curiosity Benefit:
No silent auction. No paddle raise. Just an intimate hour of hanging out, eating pies (courtesy of Whole Foods) and drinking libations, followed by a presentation of Tabletop Tragedies. The evening will conclude with an opportunity for you to meet Cabinet's partners, Board, actors and puppets.
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 7:30
Tickets: $100 and $150 VIP
VIP tickets include the chance to meet with an artist and experience the creation of an original poem just for you.
Don’t miss out on the chance to be mesmerized and moved during this immersive 90-minute production, which includes three intriguing new works:
The Last Matador – an operatic farce with a bloody end, about the final days of the controversial art of bullfighting
The Death and Life of Billy the Kid – a densely poetic and emotional telling of the life and times of the famous outlaw
A Simple Soul – the harrowing tale of a 13th century female mystic burned at the stake for her religious beliefs
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.