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The Relocation of Nokwsi
Runs Oct 22, 2021 - Nov 11, 2022
CCTv Virtual Production |Recommended for ages 8 and up

Watch Now The Relocation of Nokwsi is a virtual puppet production by Robert Hicks Jr, inspired by the experiences of his grandfather, the title character. Nokwsi invites audiences to gather round and listen to the story of his journey away from his people, the Cherokee, Paiute, Yakama, and Shoshone, to live and work in Chicago. No …

The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party
Runs Nov 20 - Dec 24, 2021
In-Person Production |Recommended for Ages 2 – 6

You are cordially invited to meet our friends Jeremy Fisher, Simpkin the Cat, Peter Rabbit, and for the first time this year: Tom Kitten! Four adorable Beatrix Potter favorites come to life in this mesmerizing, interactive trunk and puppet show, complete with original music. Levers are pulled and cranks are turned to reveal images that …

This Ability
Date: Dec 3, 2021
CCTv Virtual Production |Recommended for ages 6 and up

When an international cat-star escapes from O’Hare and is lost on the streets of Chicago, who will come to the rescue? Akeh, a young autistic person, uses his popular hashtag #thisability to start the search for the runaway kitty. As news spreads, will Moore, a young Deaf person, and Faith, a young Blind person, be …

Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About A Terrible Monster
Runs Jan 29 - Feb 27, 2022
In-Person Production by Manual Cinema |Recommended for ages 5 and up

Leonardo is a terrible monster. He tries so hard to be scary, but he just…isn’t. Then Leonardo finds Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the world. Will Leonardo finally get his chance to scare the tuna salad out of an unsuspecting human? Or will it be the start of an unlikely friendship? They will need …

Carmela Full of Wishes
Runs Apr 23 - May 22, 2022
In-Person Production |Recommended for All Ages

When Carmela wakes up on her birthday, her wish has already come true--she's finally old enough to join her big brother as he does the family errands. Traveling through their neighborhood, Carmela finds a lone dandelion growing in the pavement. But before she can blow its white fluff away, her brother tells her she has …

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