Photo at top: Puppeteer Lolly Extract presents her hand-made puppets on display at her home. (Wen-Yee Lee/MEDILL)

Mother daughter puppet team performs as part of international puppet theater festival

By Wen-Yee Lee

The International Puppet Theater Festival is welcoming hundreds of puppeteers from January 19-29.  Founder and puppeteer of Jabberwocky Marionettes, a Chicago-based puppet theater, Lolly Extract and her daughter performed their own show at the Chicago Cultural Center. “Jabberwock” was a dragon in the book Alice in Wonderland, from which she named her theater “Jabberwocky”.

Photo at top: Puppeteer Lolly Extract presents her hand-made puppets on display at her home. (Wen-Yee Lee/MEDILL)