Martha Speaks!

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The Center for Puppetry Arts has done it again! Another amazing and funny show for the whole family!

Martha Speaks, performed by the Paul Mesner Puppets, is running through this Sunday July 31st.

The basis of the show is similar to that of the popular television show for children. When the family feeds alphabet soup to their dog Martha, the letters go to her brain instead of her stomach and Martha begins to speak. Having a talking dog is not as fun as it seems and the family starts to wish their verbose canine had a mute button. Yet when Martha’s newfound talent saves the day, everyone agrees that it might be good to have a talking dog after all. Paul Mesner Puppets brings to the stage this story from the popular children’s book series Martha Speaks.

The set work is detailed and the puppets are adorable. My kids were cracking up laughing the entire show.  This is good clean family fun and its finest. Also, when you attend a performance like this and all the other ones at The Center for Puppetry Arts, you can rest assured knowing that you are supporting great programs like this in your community!

Remaining showtimes are as follows:

•Fri: 10am & 12pm
•Sat: 11am, 1pm, & 3pm
•Sun: 1pm & 3pm

We highly recommend you purchase your tickets online as these shows sell out!

About Paul Mesner Puppets:

Paul Mesner regularly collaborates with local and national artists, musicians, fashion designers and crafts people to create puppetry that showcases his unique brand of humor. He presents performances using many different types of puppets, from simple finger puppets to rod and stick puppets, marionettes, shadow puppets, and even bigger than life-sized puppets worn by performers. His company, Paul Mesner Puppets, Inc. is a not for profit company located in a rehabilitated inner-city warehouse providing 7,000 square feet of production, administrative, workshop and rehearsal space.

Paul Mesner presents a full season in Kansas City and travels nationally to residencies, festivals and workshops, reaching more than 100,000 children and adults annually. Paul Mesner has appeared at numerous festivals all over the United States, including the Henson International Festival of Puppetry in New York, Puppeteers of America National and Regional Festivals, Cultural Arts Festival at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Park City, Utah, the Orlando Puppet Festival and in Europe at the World Exposition in Seville, Spain in 1991. He has performed at the Great Arizona Puppet Theater in Phoenix, Northwest Puppet Theater in Seattle, Tears of Joy Puppet Theater in Portland, Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta as well as Tillis Center for the Performing Arts, Long Island, Detroit Institute of Arts, Children’s Fine Arts Series in San Antonio, Montalvo Arts Center in Sarasota, CA and other theaters and museums.

 

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