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Puppeteers Felix Mayes and Kevin Michael Wesson Puppet by Grace Needlman- – Photo by Evan Barr
Oct14
Theatre & Performing Arts

House of the Exquisite Corpse


Dare to enter the HOUSE OF THE EXQUISITE CORPSE, a horror peep-show puppet-theater anthology!

Following last year’s spectacular debut, HOUSE OF THE EXQUISITE CORPSE has taken over Chopin Theater’s Main Stage with an expanded program of eight new immersive acts of original puppet horror!  This unique experience beckons audiences to explore the tormented halls, peeping in on the otherworldly ills that plague each room. Through puppetry, physical performance, soundscape, and illusion, each room in the House of the Exquisite Corpse will horrify and mesmerize.

Audiences beware: if you can see these nightmares, they can see you too!

Press and audiences have raved about the show:

“…the puppet action is thrilling… The artists behind the show’s more daring pieces invite a new kind of puppet-viewing, one that never hides the hand pulling the strings, as with the box designed to look like the inside of a heart, brainchild of co-artistic director Claire Saxe. RECOMMENDED” – Max Maller, Chicago Reader

“Incredible.  The amount of preparation, skill and endurance to perform a show like this is mind boggling.” – Audience Member

“We loved the creativity and couldn’t stop talking about the show on the way home! It has been years since I have seen such a captivating show! It was scary good!”- Audience Member


Run time is 70 minutes.  Ticketed entries begin at 7:00pm and take place every 15 minutes.  Shows conclude by 10:30pm.

Recommended for audiences aged 13 and over.


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