Behind The Scenes At Puppet Art

DETROIT (WWJ) – If you’re a little strung out after a long week, consider taking in a puppet show. That’s right — a puppet show.

WWJ’s Kathryn Larson visited the unique play house on Grand River in Downtown Detroit, where costumes are bigger than life and wooden little people have more than wooden personalities.

Each month the 15 year professional company “Puppet Art” puts on a new performance and each and every Saturday they open the theater to the public.

Coming up in February, Puppet Art will be performing “Oh Ananse!” in honor of Black History Month.

Ticket are $5 for children and $10 for adults. For more infomation, visit

  • Jim

    The general impression of puppetry in the United States is that it is just fine kiddy entertainment . It actually is an ancient art form and very important in its own right. Puppetart does it true justice. As a former professional puppeteer, I know what it takes to create a worthwhile presentation. There are many people who think it is an easy way to make a buck. Too bad. They give it a bad name. The people who are Puppetart are truly dedicated. They struggle but survive, just barely. They deserve more recognition.

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