Mesner Puppet Theater, celebrating its 30th performance season in 2017-2018, is a globally known professional puppet theatre company based in Kansas City, Missouri. The company performs a local season of plays as well as tours nationally and internationally to more than 30,000 audiences annually. The company operates in a rehabilitated 6,000 square feet former hardware store in KC's Hyde Park neighborhood south of the KC Plaza. Here, the company performs in a studio space seating 200, and builds all of the puppets and scenery for every show. A display room of Mr. Mesner's extensive puppet collection doubles as a children’s workshop for making paper puppets after every show. Administrative offices are also located at this official address, 1006 E. Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO.
TOURING SHOW- The Stinky Cheese Man
Duration: 50 minutes
Dates: March 18-26, 2016
Showtime(s): Mon.-Thurs. at 10am, Fri. at 10am & 12pm, Sat. at 11am & 2pm, Sun. at 2pm
Description: Adapted from the wildly popular book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, this rip-roaring fairy-tale adventure is loads of fun for all ages. You'll have fun with Jack, the narrator, as he takes you through the twists and turns of this wacky tale, which contains zany versions of storybook classics!
WORKSHOP- Workshops with Puppets
Leader: Alex Espy
Duration: 90 minutes
Maximum Class Size: 30
Puppet Style/Skill Taught: Hand
Experience Required: None
Space Size: Classroom
Tech Requirements: none
Description: Specifically designed to educate teachers on how to use puppetry in a range of academic and social/emotional ways including time management, study techniques and STEAM and Common Core supported tools.
DESIGN SERVICE- Designer- Mike Horner
Types of Puppets Built: Mouth, rod, hand, shadow, glove, table top, parade, and marionettes
Type of Sets: Sets, props, and scenery