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See some dummies at The Ventriloquists Convention at MCA

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It sounds like the stuff of night terrors, and based on Austrian-born, Paris-based artist-choreographer Gisèle Vienne's other haunting pieces, it very well could be: nine ventriloquists and their dummies gather to chat in a performance inspired by the real-life Vent Haven Museum in Kentucky, host to an annual convention and a graveyard for retired dolls. With the help of Germany's Puppentheater Halle and regular collaborator Dennis Cooper, known for his "transgressive" literature, Vienne promises to explore the layers and subtleties of voices and identities, embodied and otherwise. Alongside companies like Trap Door Theatre and programs like Chicago Shakespeare's Globe Series, the Museum of Contemporary Art continues to showcase immersive, challenging work from abroad.

Thu 11/12-Sat 11/14, 7:30 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago, 312-280-2660, mcachicago.org, $30, $10 students.

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