Tuesday, April 26, 2005

The Cabinet

If you're in Chicago, or planning to be anytime soon, you should do yourself a favor and go see Redmoon Theater's production of "The Cabinet." It's inspired by The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, but told from the point of view of the somnambulist, with puppets. The set is a huge facade of a cabinet, with doors and drawers that open on small sets where the puppets--and the puppeteers, whose manipulations parallel the manipulations of the doctor--move through the story. It's a visual and auditory treat, with a lot of creepy moments. Hannah and I went to check it out last weekend, and after the show they invited the audience backstage to check out the sets and the puppets. The remainder of the show's run will be at Redmoon Central, at 1463 W. Hubbard, Chicago; check out their website for more details.


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