MARIPOSA NOCTURNA: A Puppet Triptych

created and conceived by Stephanie Diaz
October 22 – November 1, 2015
Thursdays & Fridays at 7:30 PM
Saturdays at 5:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays at 3:00 PM

“…It’s a beautyHilarious and touching… Diaz’s puppets are so expressive you forget they are not human.” – Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

A child’s wish for her dying grandmother to have “a happy sleep” results in a bawdy, Japanese shadow-dream; a pair of bird-headed spinsters suddenly find themselves custodians of a large, glowing egg; a lonely toy carriage embarks upon a jaunty odyssey in search of buried dreams. Employing handcrafted tabletop and shadow puppets, Mariposa Nocturna explores loss, longing and rebirth in this gently humorous, darkly beautiful and emotionally resonant work.

In honor of the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), we welcome you to bring a photo of a loved one who’s passed on to contribute to the community altar.

Mariposa Nocturna runs 55 minutes and is not recommended for audiences under the age of 8.

Mariposa Nocturna was developed in residence with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and also, in part, at the 2013 Eugene O’Neill National Puppetry Conference

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Chicago Sun-Times, Hedy Weiss
Chicago Tribune, Christopher Borrelli
Chicago Sun-Times

CREATED BY
Stephanie Diaz
DIRECTED BY
Jessica Mondres
MUSIC BY
Barry Bennett
CAST
Stephanie Diaz
Jessica Mondres
Jazmin Corona
Laura Shatkus
Izzy Strazzabosco
Chris Hauser
Hannah Bennett


ORIGINAL MUSIC BY
Barry BennettSTAGE MANAGER
Jennifer Aparicio