Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth

World Premiere: Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth

December 7, 2016–February 19, 2017

EXTRAORDINARY visuals” “… These are two quite special performances, in a world that is similarly THEATRICAL AND DISTINCTIVE.”
 – Chicago Tribune

COMPELLING…a lovely world premiere” – Newcity Stage

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Traveling storytellers Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth captivate audiences with spell-binding tales. But one day, The Big Bad Wolf mysteriously dies before his story is complete. Fairytales disappear from the pages, characters are utterly forgotten, and Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth must journey through the stories to restore order before they are lost forever.

Written and directed by Ensemble Member Doug Hara, this world-premiere weaves an exceptional story of adventure, love, and unexpected endings. Influenced by Neil Gaiman and other fantasy writers, Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth is brought to life through the wondrous puppetry of Blair Thomas and reveals the transformational power of storytelling.



Written and Directed by Ensemble Member
Doug Hara
Puppetry by Blair Thomas
Shadow Puppetry by Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace and Julia Miller for Manual Cinema Studios 


Runs December 7, 2016 - February 19, 2017

Venue Water Tower Water Works

Recommended for ages 8+

To learn more about the performance, visit our Know Before You Go page.

Groups of 8 or more save up to 20%. Email or call 773.477.9257 x125 for details.

Production Sponsors


Allstate is the Production Sponsor and proud supporter of the matinee program for Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth.

Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation


The Mindy Chapman Memorial Fund


Producer’s Circle

Abbie Helen Roth and Sandra Gladstone Roth

Opening Night Sponsor