E.T.A. Hoffmann's dark and fantastic holiday tale comes to life through puppetry, music and masks as it returns to the Chicago Cultral Center for the second year. Fresh version honors author's vision, exploring the darker side of childhood. Suitable for all ages.
Presented by Incurable Theater
The Nutcracker and the King of Mice Reviews
EpochTimes - Recommended
"...During this, the Holiday Season, there are many family shows and concerts in our area. Among these is the return of "The Nutcracker And The King Of Mice", E.T.A. Hoffmann's classic retold with great imagination, using puppets, lighting and music , exploring the darker side of childhood. Directed by puppet designer, Cynthia Von Orthal, this years version is a little sharper than last..."
Chicago Stage Standard - Recommended
"...Incurable Theater returns to the original E.T.A. Hoffman 1816 short story for its puppet version of "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice," and while it certainly won't give The Joffrey anything to worry about in competition, it is a charming and intimate re-telling of the story that won't cause the family budget too much distress."