Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago presents

Teatro Verde: Opera Buffa

Postponed due to COVID

About the Show

Opera Buffa joins together famous Italian Opera arias, puppet theater and mimes in a dynamic and ever changing scenery that builds in front of the viewer’s eyes. Two porters taking a break from work listen to music and begin playing with boxes, each containing an array of surprises. The two become actors of a shimmering show: a carousel of characters and puppets, stories and famous arias, in a growing and exciting rhythm.

After the show, Teatro Verde will offer a workshop, teaching how to create your own puppet with everyday materials!  “Stories in a Box” is a creative workshop that teaches how to build little theaters inside boxes, containing stories and tales. A magic chest holding enchantments and wonders. Each participant will bring from home a shoe box (or similar) and, together with Teatro Verde, will transform it into a world inhabited by funny-looking paper characters. The workshop is open to childrens of all ages, and flexible based on individual abilities. Registration is required to participate. Tickets to the theater show do not provide access to the workshop.

This is a free event brought to you by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago.

Tickets to the workshop available here


May 22nd


Event Details

Doors Open: 1:30pm
Show Begins: 2:30pm
Running Time: ~60 minutes
Ages: All ages
Performance Space: Historic Main Stage
Address: 2936 N Southport Ave
Parking: behind the building on Oakdale, and South of the building on Southport

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