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Paul Mesner Puppets Appeals To Children And Adults

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Paul Mesner talks to puppeteer Spencer Lott before a "Frankenstein" rehearsal.

For more than two decades in Kansas City, Paul Mesner has presented puppet shows, primarily for children. Many of the productions are based on classic fairy tales and modern children's literature, but with enough humor and sarcasm to also appeal to adults.

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Kansas City, MO – For more than two decades in Kansas City, Paul Mesner has presented puppet shows, primarily for children. Many of the productions are based on classic fairy tales and modern children's literature, but with enough humor and sarcasm to also appeal to adults. KCUR's Laura Spencer gives us this "behind the scenes" look.
Thanks to The Paul Mesner Puppets and the St. Louis County Library for additional photos.

Paul Mesner Puppets
"Frankenstein"
October 13-31

"The Best Pet of All"
November 10-28
By David LaRochelle

Paul Mesner Puppet Studio
1006 E. Linwood Blvd
Kansas City, Mo.

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