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Puppeteer: Kraig Kensinger

Folk-tale cunning and fairy-tale innocence take the stage in funderful theatre style. Cabaret marionettes, commedia-masks and clever songs capture Calro Collodi's original 1883 story. Enjoy the classic adventures of a puppet-boy dreamer on a quest to be real. Featuring creations by the late master puppeteer Pady Blackwood. Designed and performed by Kraig Kensinger. Admission also includes a tour of our puppet museum, which features our exhibit, Pinocchio Time! Finger puppets of show characters are for sale at the front desk.

  • February 16 & 18
  • Pinocchio
  • Kraig Kensinger - Puppetry Arts Institute (From Independence, MO)
  • The adventures of the wooden puppet is told with colorful storytelling and marionettes. The show is dedicated to the late Pady Blackwood.
  • ADMISSION: All ages $5.00 per Person
  • Appropriate for all ages.

About The Puppetry Arts Institute

The Puppetry Arts Institute, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, was founded in 2000 with the goal of "preserving and promoting puppetry through education and entertainment for all ages." We moved to our present location in the Englewood area of Independence a year later, establishing a facility that contains a museum, a puppet theater and workshop area. Englewood has been established as an Arts District by the City of Independence, so our Institute participates in the art walks on the third Friday of every month.

Workshops: Puppet making workshops are available for children, families, school groups, and adults, using materials from the Hazelle Rollins Puppet Factory, that was located in Kansas City, MO from 1932 to the mid-1980's. Birthday parties are reasonable and something unique for children ages 5 and up.

Shows: Local, national, or international puppeteers perform monthly using marionettes, hand puppets, shadow puppets, rod puppets and other unique forms of puppetry. Several puppet shows are available for offsite performances.

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Details and Specs

Event Date: Feb 16, 2013 11:00 AM - Feb 18, 2013 02:00 PM
Hours of Operation: Not Listed
Notes: None Listed
TIMES:February 16th &18th at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm


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