The Puppetmaster of Lodz
325 Tudor Court Glencoe
Finkelbaum, a once revered puppetmaster, has barricaded himself in an attic after escaping from Auschwitz. It is now 1950 and the war has been over for five years. Not convinced that the allied troops have ended the war, the puppetmaster sees any attempt to lure him out of his room as merely a ruse to recapture him. Meanwhile he prepares for his greatest puppet show ever - the story of his life - while recreating his loved ones as puppets, and reaching out for understanding amidst the confusion. Ultimately hopeful, moving and eminently theatrical, this beautifully articulated story will enjoy heightened poignancy upon our stage.
Listen to "Talk Theatre In Chicago" for an interview with director Jimmy McDermott, puppet artist Michael Montenegro and actor Larry Neumann, Jr. as they talk about "The Puppetmaster of Lodz" Stream or Download MP3
Thru - Jul 15, 2007