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Mariposa Nocturna – Puppets and Death [EOL in Art 174]

“MARIPOSA NOCTURNA: A Puppet Triptych” is a new show in Chicago that uses homemade, handcrafted puppets to tell three stories that are united in an overarching theme of death and loss. 

The 40-minute performance has no dialogue but tells the stories through movement and gestures.  Jessica Mondres, director and puppeteer, said the show was created to be “open-ended.”
“So much of art is what it means to the person looking at it. . . . I hope the audience members feel they’ve just been a part of something beautiful, even though it deals with death. . . .  I tried to give just enough information for people to create their own narrative and naturally interpret it.”

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