Previously in Times Square, now coming to North Michigan Ave, The Puppet Fest is thrilled to announce: Robin Frohardt’s The Plastic Bag Store
This tragi-comic ode to the foreverness of plastic appears to be a storefront grocery, but it’s actually stocked with hundreds of hand-made items—fruits, vegetables, sushi, deli meats and more — all crafted from organic NYC trash. Several times a day, the Store transforms from an installation into a micro-cinema for a series of dynamic puppet-films that transport the audience from the distant past into a dystopian future. With her distinct sense of humor, Frohardt challenges us to think about how future generations will misinterpret us by the waste we leave behind.
The Plastic Bag Store will be open for the duration of the festival in a street-level storefront in Chicago’s Wrigley Building.
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