Physical Festival Chicago: Drunken Half Angel


Drunken Half Angel, a selection of short solo pieces attempting, with one wing, to escape gravity. By Michael Montenegro and Accompanied by Theatre Zarko’s Musical Director, Jude Mathews and fellow musicians.
A selection of short solo puppet and mask theater performances ranging from the grotesque, to the comical, and then poignant. Inventive, innovative, unusual, and occasionally profound. Accompanied by the magical and sublime original music of Jude Mathews, Musical Director of Theatre Zarko.

Michael Montenegro is artistic director of Theatre Zarko which has produced numerous original puppet theater works including He Who, Haff (The Man), Sublime Beauty of Hands, Klown Kantos, and Iktu Blas. Over the past twenty years, Montenegro has developed a unique style of puppet and mask theater in the Chicago community as a solo artist and a collaborator. His projects include commissions by the Lookingglass Theatre
Company for Argonautica, directed by Mary Zimmerman; by Next Theatre for The War With the Newtsand The Long Christmas Ride Home; and by Writers’ Theatre for The Puppetmaster of Lodz, which garnered a Jeff Award for puppet design.  

Run time: 60 minutes, no intermission   Ages 16+